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Building Bridges: Celebrating Police – Community Partnerships – MOST

Police Week is an annual recognition week that focuses on increasing community awareness and acknowledgement of police services, while strengthening partnerships between police and those they serve.

The provincial theme for 2023 is Building Bridges: Celebrating Police – Community Partnerships”

A partnership program the St. Thomas Police is proud to share is its Mobile Outreach Support Team.

Hiring specialized civilians with a social service background has resulted in an improved use of assets to deal with other complex activity in our community.

The Mobile Outreach and Support Team (MOST) is an example of a tiered policing partnership, where STPS and CMHA work together to deploy social workers to mental health/substance use disorder calls alongside of officers.

Our MOST team consists of a 3 member unit, responding to a variety of crisis in our community providing system navigation and access to available supports.

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