Minneapolis weighing alternative responses

Minneapolis is looking into the possibility of handling some 911 calls with non-police responses, as reported here. Part of the rationale is the present situation in which calls for service have increased but police staffing hasn’t, leading to a “high number of emergency calls that get no immediate response.” The police department is asking for additional officers, but city officials want to consider whether social workers or other alternative responders might be more effective.

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One Response to “Minneapolis weighing alternative responses”

  1. Ed Connors Says:

    I thought we had solid evidence that differential police response strategies can work. Seems like we reinvent the wheel with every new police chief.

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