Mental Health related services and training are a necessity in this day and because of that, Polk County sought out a grant to help establish a crisis team in Polk County. Recently the grant was approved and we will be moving forward with implementing this valuable program. The Statesman Journal did a good article about the Marion County crisis team, which we will be modeling our program after. Here is the link in case you missed it in the paper: MCT
On March 21st, 2016, 6 new members of the Polk County Search and Rescue team were sworn in by Sheriff Mark Garton. During the past several weeks this group of new volunteers have completed over 65 hours of training in all facets of Search and Rescue operations and are now certified through the State of Oregon. “To have people volunteer their time and effort for the people of Polk County is just one reason this community is a great place to live and work. Our volunteers are an invaluable resource and I want to thank them for what they do and for the amount of character they display on a daily basis”, Sheriff Garton said. For more information about our Search and Rescue (SAR) team please check out their website at: HERE
This article from the Statesman Journal helps show the impact that the public safety levy has had in Polk County. Without the levy, this case would not have had the great outcome that it did. Great Job for all of those who were involved.
Click HERE for the story