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Mental Health Resources

Crisis Response Team (CRT)

The Crisis Response Team (CRT) is a collaborative effort between the Aurora Police Department and Aurora Mental Health Center. Our mission is to provide trauma-informed, compassionate care to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. Our crisis clinicians and case managers act as a liaison between front-line police work and the community. The officers on our team are CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) trained and are skilled in effectively dealing with situations involving a person experiencing a mental health crisis.

Services Provided
-Immediate crisis therapy
-Care coordination between agencies
-Helping individuals in crisis navigate the behavioral health system

Goals of the CRT
-Prevent the unnecessary incarceration and/or hospitalization of mentally ill individuals
-Provide care in the least restrictive environment through a coordinated and comprehensive system-wide approach
-Prevent the duplication of mental health services
-Expedite the return of patrol units to patrol activities

Helpful Resources:

Contact a Crisis Response Team Member
If you are in need of immediate assistance, please contact Aurora Police Dispatch at 303.627.3100.  For emergencies, call 911.

Clinical Program Manager

Sgt. John Wilton
Unit Supervisor

General CRT Mailbox

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