MIFFLIN COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, the Mifflin County Regional Police Department (MCRPD) announced the addition of a civilian mental health co-responder.

Starting this week, the specially trained co-responder will assist MCRPD officers on calls that involve people having mental health crises.

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The MCRPD hopes the new civilian mental health co-responder will improve the quality of service that the MCRPD provides to the community.