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BCPD Readies to BACCUP

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Mohave Valley Daily News Article; Bullhead City, AZ

As a new nationwide hotline for mental health crises becomes available, the Bullhead City Police Department is preparing to debut its own crisis intervention program. Dubbed BACCUP — short for Bullhead Area Community Crisis Unification Program — the intervention program aims to assist officers responding to mental health emergencies. The team could refer subjects to facilities such as Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (or take them there if the person in question is already in treatment), or take them to the hospital.

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