Mental Health Professional

The Redmond Police Department (RPD) recognized the need for augmented and community-focused policing early on. In late 2018, RPD hired a full-time licensed Mental Health Professional (MHP) to co-respond with police officers to calls for service that could benefit from social service connections, referrals, de-escalation, and assessment for behavioral health concerns. 

Redmond’s MHP:

  • Provides de-escalation training, modified case management to social service providers, community coordination of behavioral health education, and in-service development for the City of Redmond and the police officers of RPD. 
  • Frequently makes referrals and assists friends and families with questions about the behavioral health systems locally and statewide.
  • Coordinates care with Redmond FIRE/EMS, Mobile Integrated Health, and local emergency departments.  

In late 2020, the MHP was hired as the Community Support Administrator and MHP for RPD. The Redmond Police Department is committed to growing the co-response program to support our community as it grows and changes.   

Susie Kroll