Update: Coon Rapids Police & Lee Carlson Center Partnership

In the beginning of May we first shared the exciting news about Lee Carlson Center’s (LCC) new partnership with the Coon Rapids Police Department putting increased focus on community mental wellness.

Partnerships such as ours are beginning all across the state of Minnesota and the country to assist law enforcement in addressing community mental health needs in conjunction with law enforcement.

In our current model, an LCC staff member will ride along with a plain clothed officer to assist with 911 calls where crisis intervention, or mental health expertise, is needed.
Many individuals welcome the warm and engaging outreach and have begun to access various service opportunities with Lee Carlson Center.

We are honored to partner with law enforcement.  We take great pride in joining other organizations and police departments in collective effort to help those who need services get the help they need; while also improving the safety of the community and officers.

Click the links below to learn more about our partnership with the Coon Rapids Police Department, and why these collaborations are so important!

Coon Rapids PD partners to help with mental health issues

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Programs

For more information on our services or our work with law enforcement please contact: redwards@leecarlsoncenter.org

-Grace Allen, M. Ed
Development Associate