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St. Paul Police Expand New Mental Health Unit

December 24, 2018

The St. Paul City Council approved funds to expand the St. Paul Police Department’s mental health from four to seven employees in 2019, increasing its ability to respond to cases. The unit responded to more than 1,500 calls in 2018. Amber Ruth, our embedded licensed social worker within the unit, shares with Minnesota Public Radio her experiences supporting officers, helping connect people with mental health and housing resources. Read the full article.