Articles & Interviews
Reclaim Your Recovery Through the Hero Help Program in Delaware
New Castle County Police Expand Efforts to Treat Rather Than Jail
Q&A: How One Police Department Uses Data to Support Behavioral Health Responses
Using Law Enforcement to Improve Treatment Initiation and Recovery
New Castle County Partners With ChristianaCare For Behavioral Health Unit
International Association of Chiefs of Police Making Data Driven Decisions to Enhance Your Diversion or Deflection Program
Addiction Policy Form
The Addiction Policy Forum recognized the New Castle County Division of Police HERO HELP Program as one of 8 innovators in Delaware improving the response to addiction and saving lives at the Innovation Now Awards Ceremony.
aTAcK addiction Courage Award
Awarded for demonstrating outstanding courage in leading others in the war against substance use disorder.
Award of distinction for the HERO HELP Program at the 2019 Liberty Mid-Atlantic High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Annual Awards Ceremony
Joseph R. “Beau” Biden Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Award
New Castle County Division of Police received the Joseph R. “Beau” Biden Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Award. New Castle County Division of Police established a program with Connections CSP teaming a Police Officer with a Mental Health professional. This program has provided services for people who suffer from mental health illnesses as well as their families.
Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health
Drug Use and Opioid Overdose
NCCPD’s Behavioral Health Unit (BHU)
New Castle County Police Dept.’s programs, Hero Help and the Behavioral Health Team, provide access and outreach to help those in need of addiction and mental health services. The team, consisting of police and mental health/medical professionals, engage individuals in crisis and divert them away from incarceration whenever possible. (July 2020)
NAMI Delaware: Conversations with NCCPD’s Behavioral Health Unit (BHU)
From May 26, 2020. Ofc. Colleen Kearns, MSW and Alexandra Schofield, MSW from the New Castle County Police Department talk about the history of the Behavioral Health Unit, what that looks like today, as well as the important differences the unit makes in the lives of Delawareans and their families who are living with mental health conditions.