Elizabeth Mcqueen Chief Clinical Officer for Aspire
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
A walk-in crisis unit held
a luncheon this afternoon to better educate local law enforcement officers.
Aspire specializes in
Behavioral health and developmental disability services. Their main mission is to
offer affordable and accessible services to individuals and families in need.
By teaming up with law
enforcement they can have a direct connection with the individuals and get them the help they need in a safe and timely manner.
"We want them to have
the knowledge to know how to interact with those mentally ill consumers right
when they are out on the streets," said Elizabeth Mcqueen Chief Clinical
Officer for Aspire.
"They are there to
help make sure that law enforcement officers of this community or any community
are educated and how to deal with them that makes us better to do our job,'
said Captain Tim Hanington DCP.
In addition to luncheon
meetings throughout the year, Aspire also offers training
for law enforcement to better prepare them in the field.