Mental Health Field Response Teams Program

The Mental Health Field Response Grant Program (RCW 36.28A.440) provides grants to local police and sheriff’s departments to improve the interactions between the public and law enforcement. Mental health professionals assist patrol officers in the field or in an on-call capacity, they also provide training on best practices.

These innovative partnerships reduce the possibility of using force and improve public safety overall. Instead of booking someone into jail, they may be connected with services or diverted to a more appropriate facility for care.  The program is one of the ways your local law enforcement is working to find solutions for communities.

The following are 2023-2025 Grant recipients (multi-agency grants are administered by the agency listed):

  • Airway Heights Police Department
  • Chelan County Sheriff's Office
  • Clallam County Sheriff's Office
  • Kirkland Police Department
  • Longview Police Department
  • Port Angeles Police Department
  • Spokane County Sheriff’s Office

Please click here to review the MHFR Annual Report covering July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

For information contact:
Steven Briggs, NCA | Program Coordinator
WA Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs
[email protected] or 360.486.2389