Something Chelan County Sheriff Mike Morrison is proud of is the county's Behavioral Health Unit – counselors that go out on calls with sheriff's deputies to provide counseling and offer tools to get help. Morrison says it's a valuable resource:
Sheriff Morrison says the work the Behavioral Health Unit performs takes some pressure off his deputies:
Now, the sheriff Morrison is trying to get more funding for the Behavioral Health Unit:
The success of the Behavioral Health Unit has prompted more agencies to get on board; the unit now answers calls with Wenatchee and East Wenatchee Police Departments, as well as the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.