Join us Wednesday at our weekly pitch meeting as we welcome Karen Hancock with Coronado Police Department Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT). Karen provides clinical support to law enforcement and the community for dispatch calls involving persons having a mental health crisis.
What is PERT?
The Psychiatric Emergency Response Teams (PERT) consist of specially trained officers and deputies who are paired with licensed mental health professionals. Together, they respond on-scene to situations involving people who are experiencing a mental health related crisis and have come to the attention of law enforcement. The goal is to provide the most appropriate resolution to the crisis by linking people to the least restrictive level of care and to help prevent the unnecessary incarceration or hospitalization of those seen.
PERT’s primary purposes are:
- Provide clinical support to law enforcement and the community for dispatch calls involving persons having a mental health crisis.
- Provide education and training to law enforcement on mental health issues to ensure effective and compassionate interventions with persons in mental health crisis, as well as their family members and support persons.
- Provide collaboration between law enforcement and the mental health system of care.
Coronado Police Department
PERT (Psychiatric Emergency Response Team) Clinician
Coronado PD Investigations line:
Wednesday, April 6
Candelas on the Bay
1201 First Street Coronado, CA 92118
Located in the Coronado Ferry Landing
Parking is free.
Networking Breakfast: 8:30-9:00 AM
Program and Pitch: 9:00-10:00 AM
Caravan Tour: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Attendance is $5 (cash) and includes a hot breakfast and coffee. Newcomers are always welcome. Each pitch is free.
April 13 – Debi Levenson & Chuck Piro, Fidelity National Home Warranty and Disclosure Source
April 20 – Commissioner Bonelli, SD Port Authority
April 27 – TBD
May 4 – Investigations, Coronado Police Department
May 11 – Harry Smith, Open House
The application for our 2016 Scholarship has been posted. Please visit http://coronadoassociation.com/scholarship/ to download the application and view additional information. Deadline is April 15, 2016
Coronado Flower Show
April 16, 1pm – 5pm; April 17, 10am – 4pm
Spreckels Park; $5 admission, Kids under 12 and Coronado Floral Association members – FREE