72019Mar

Local team invited to AG’s Roundtable on Pretrial Release Services. January 18, 2019, Raleigh NC

A local team from Alamance County was among 18 counties invited to attend Attorney General Josh Stein’s Roundtable on Pretrial Release and Accountability. Included in the local team were the Sheriff, the District Attorney, the Magistrate,  our Clerk of Superior Court, our Chief Superior Court Judge and Chief District Court Judge;  as well as the… Local team invited to AG’s Roundtable on Pretrial Release Services. January 18, 2019, Raleigh NC

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182018Dec

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Graduation December 7th

The final Crisis Intervention Team Training for Law Enforcement and First Responders for 2018, was held the week of December 3rd -7th at Lake McIntosh Clubhouse in Burlington.  Approximately 25 officers and first responders completed this nationally accredited course and graduated on December 7th, 2018. This brings the total LE and First Responders completing this… Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Graduation December 7th

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182018Dec

NC Rehabilitation Conference in Cary, NC on November 8, 2018

Commissioner Bob Byrd and Kirk Puckett, Public Information Officer for the Sheriff’s Office presented on the Stepping Up Initiative in Alamance County at the NC Rehabilitation Annual Conference in Cary, NC on November 8th.  The presentation highlighted the national crisis of those with mental illness or mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse, who are being… NC Rehabilitation Conference in Cary, NC on November 8, 2018

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182018Dec

Stepping Up Initiative Task Force Meeting October 4th, 2018

Approximately 50 community leaders, agency heads and citizen advocates gathered at the ARMC Cancer Center Auditorium on October 4th to hear updates on Alamance County Stepping Up including information on the Mental Health Crisis Response Team at the Sheriff’s Office, Pre-Trial Release Planning efforts, latest data;  as well as viewing a video featured on the… Stepping Up Initiative Task Force Meeting October 4th, 2018

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182018Jun

CIT Graduation May 2018

19 Officers from across Alamance County graduated in Crisis Intervention Team Training ( CIT) on May 11, 2018–including one EMS staff and two Detention Officers.  The 40 hour training was held at Lake McIntosh in Burlington the week of May 7-11.  Since May 2016, more than 130 Officers have been certified in CIT Training.

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232018May

Highlights from the Alamance County Stepping Up Day of Action

Below are photos from the Alamance County Stepping Up Day of Action held at the Historic Depot in downtown Burlington on Wednesday, May 16th.  The National Day of Action celebrated 2 years of the Stepping Up Initiative and included a hotdog lunch prepared and served by the Sheriff’s Department, with Smitty’s Homemade ice cream for… Highlights from the Alamance County Stepping Up Day of Action

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162018Jan

Commissioners Accept $1.2 Million from Cardinal Innovations for Diversion Center

The Board accepted $1.2 million dollars from Cardinal Innovations that will be used to create a mental health diversion and restoration center. The plan is to create a public-private partnership that will operate the center with the county providing the infrastructure and upkeep. County Manager Bryan Hagood detailed for the Board the timeline of The… Commissioners Accept $1.2 Million from Cardinal Innovations for Diversion Center

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132017Jun

Stepping Up Task Force Meeting June 2017

Gary Ander, Stepping Up Project Coordinator gives an overview of the agenda at the June 1st Stepping Up Task Force meeting held at Cone Health/Alamance Regional.  There were approximately 55 community stakeholders in attendance including Chiefs from various law enforcement jurisdictions, behavioral health providers, non-profits agencies, service providers, court staff,county government, veterans service providers and consumers–as well… Stepping Up Task Force Meeting June 2017

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122017May

CIT Graduation

On May 12, 2017–14 Law Enforcement Officers from across Alamance County graduated from CIT Training.  The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training is a 40 hour course taught locally by trained community professionals. CIT provides law enforcement-based crisis intervention training for assisting those individuals with a mental illness, and improves the safety of patrol officers, consumers,… CIT Graduation

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