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"Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step"

MAriska Hargitay

The Foundation is committed to bringing citizens together to support the Redmond Police Department.


This year our focus is mental health. The Redmond Police Department has hired a full-time Mental Health Professional (MHP) and part time MHP who deploy alongside patrol officers to resolve crisis calls for service. They will also assist with crisis assessment, de-escalation, service referrals and case management. 


If you are interested in mental health resources for students, be sure to check out this list.

If you have any questions, please contact us here.

Therapy Session

March 1, 2021

'There's hope': Former Royal City Police chief details importance of attention to mental health

Retiring Royal City Police Chief Darin Smith, said law enforcement officers, and others dealing with trauma and stress, should ask for help to address mental health issues.


February 22, 2021

Marysville to pair police officers and mental health workers

Clinicians will respond with officers to mental health calls. The pilot program runs through June.


October 9,  2020

A mental health crisis and the limits of police response

A call for help put a Des Moines woman and her family on a tragic one-way track.


June 23, 2020

Mental Health 
and Community Policing

A new model to address systemic racism with law enforcement.


February 28, 2020

Law enforcement and mental health: Breaking the code of silence

Break the stigma of getting help


December 11, 2019

Interview with a Mental Health Responder

Often the police are called when mental health services would be more useful and appropriate. Redmond and several surrounding districts are trying to change that, with counselor Susie Kroll. (Fourth interview on page)

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