This is what ‘defund’ the police means, in case you’re unsure or think it means something else…
Last week we introduced our Community Policing Team (CPT) to you and now we’d like to highlight a unique component of that team.
We’ve joined with the Riverside University Health System Behavioral HealthDepartment to form a collaborative Community Behavioral Health Assessment Team (CBAT). Measure T funding allows the Murrieta Police Department’s CBAT unit to team a specially trained police officer with a County of Riverside clinical therapist to respond to calls for law enforcement service involving mental health issues in our community. The officer and therapist ride together in the same patrol car 40 hours per week. At each call they handle, the therapist takes the lead role in… More