Des Moines Police Embrace AMOS Mental Health Initiative


"The Des Moines Police Department's Crisis Advocacy Response Effort is one year old. The program began after seeing an influx in mental health 911 calls that didn't require police assistance. Since it started, CARE has successfully responded to 1,503 calls...

In response to the CARE program anniversary, The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Iowa says it "supports anything that helps people who are in crisis get the help they need when they need it."

Des Moines Police CARE Unit Responded to 1,500 Mental Health Crisis Calls in First YearKCCI Des Moines 8 [pdf]