Warren County Sheriff’s Office receives mental health grant

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is getting some assistance from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The sheriff’s office is getting over $75,000 in grant money through the department’s Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program.

The announcement was made Tuesday through Rep. Brett Guthrie’s office.

The grant money will be used to develop law enforcement responses for individuals with mental health needs.

The two-year grant will also evaluate policies and formalize partnerships between the sheriff’s office and mental health treatment facilities.

“This is going to help us try to study what we do locally and look, also, regionally at other agencies to see what ways they have that might be better or more efficient , more effective in dealing with folks with mental health disorders. So, I think this is a really important step forward for our community,” said Sheriff Brett Hightower, Warren County.

According to Congressman Guthrie, with Warren County continuing to grow, the sheriff’s office needs more resources to help the community it serves. He believes the grant will do just that.