Professional Service & Referral Agencies

Various human service organizations and professionals will be utilized for immediate, intermittent and aftercare of officers as needed. Staff members will carefully prescreen these helping agencies and professionals to find key personnel who will best serve the needs of the first-responder program. All referrals made to both inpatient and outpatient alcohol/substance abuse and psychiatric programs will be prescreened and placed in specialized programs designed to address the unique stresses associated with first responders. Referrals are made based on each individual officer’s health care benefit while matching those benefits to agencies appropriate and taking into consideration the officer’s geographic location.