Empowering Mental Health for Law Enforcement: Sheriff Richard D. Wiles Proposes New Program

Vote on Mental Health Program for Sheriff’s Office by El Paso County Commissioners

The El Paso Sheriff’s office is proposing a new mental health program for its officers, with the aim of supporting their well-being. This initiative, proposed by Sheriff Richard D. Wiles, has been submitted to Commissioners Court for approval. If approved, the program will offer individual and group therapy sessions to peace officers and deputies.

In collaboration with Family Endeavors, Inc., the program will provide specialized treatments such as animal therapy and art therapy. Funding for this initiative comes from a grant award, as stated in the agenda item documents.

The program will be in effect from March 2024 through March 2025. This is a developing story, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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