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'The wave of the future': How police and social workers partner up to help those in crisis
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Michael Hawkins and his partner, a Houston police officer, pulled up to a Memorial City gas station last week, responding to a report of a possibly suicidal man.

Hawkins, a social worker, calmly inquired about the man’s condition through a cloth mask while he rested his hands on his bulletproof vest. The man, who was sitting on a concrete box, told Hawkins he had been drinking straight vodka since 6 a.m. He hadn’t eaten in several days. He said he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and saw images of a naked woman.

“Are you hearing voices, too? Anything like that?” Hawkins asked.

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Domestic disturbances are high risk calls. One officer one social worker increases the risk to both. Two officers and a social worker maybe. Anyone that has ever responded to a domestic disturbance will tell you that those involved often turn on the officers
Posted by LE at 7/18/2020 1:34:10 PM

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