Cranston PD to use federal funding to improve mental health response

CRANSTON – The Cranston Police Department will receive $500,000 to invest in its crisis intervention team program and improve its mental health response. Representatives from the police department joined Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Mayor Kenneth Hopkins, Thundermist Health Center, Cranston Comprehensive Community Action Program and Gateway Emergency Health Services recently to announce improvements to de-escalation…

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