Polk County, Iowa

Summary

Polk County in south-central Iowa is the state’s most populous county, and is the home of Des Moines and the State Capitol. Polk County plans to provide a Crisis Intervention Team training program for 20 staff members of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Staff will be trained to better recognize and de-escalate mental health crisis situations. Under the umbrella of the newly established Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Polk County will bring key partners together and focus on redirecting people away from the criminal justice system and toward more appropriate and supportive community resources.

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