Thursday, January 5, 2017
Richmond Beach Community Meeting
Topic: Shoreline Police Department’s “RADAR” Program
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 7:00 p.m. – meet and greet; 7:30 p.m. – meeting
Richmond Beach Congregational Church
1512 NW 195th Street, Shoreline
The Shoreline Police Department will introduce its program called RADAR (Response Awareness, De-escalation and Referral) for safe interactions with people suffering from mental illness or other challenges that might lead to unpleasant or even tragic events.
They will tell how deputies will work with individuals and their circles of support (parents, caregivers) to develop strategies that will help should police contact occur.
The presentation will offer valuable advice to community members about their own encounters with people with difficulties -- how to humanely and safely interact and how to disengage or when to call for help. The department is working with Shoreline Fire Department on this initiative and its innovative Community Medicine Team (CMT).