The Co-Responder Unit, which was started in 2018, was developed to aid the mental health crises and address behavioral health challenges in our community. The unit is made up of two Grand Junction Police Department officers and two therapists from Mind Springs Health, which provides intervention services here in Grand Junction. The unit answers to calls concerning mental or behavior health and assists in providing appropriate resources to the person(s) experiencing crisis or trauma.
Since it's initiation in 2018, the Co-Responder team has answered to over 3,200 crisis calls and made roughly 700 follow up calls with contacts. If you are experiencing a mental or behavioral crisis, please call 911 and request to speak with our co-responder team.