APD Officer Awarded Mental Health Peace Officer of the Year Award

 An Amarillo Police Officer is awarded for his program that helps those with mental health issues.

Sergeant Jason Riddlespurger was awarded the Mental Health Peace Officer of the Year Award.

Riddlespurger implemented a program to connect suspects with possible mental health issues with a crisis intervention officer.

The CIT officers have advanced training and get other organizations involved to help those in need.


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