• MPD Hiring Community Navigators To Address Mental Health Issues, Homelessness

    4 days ago - By CBS

    MINNEAPOLIS - Every day, Minneapolis police officers are called to situations that are non-criminal in nature.
    Now, the department is looking for community members to serve as navigators to help people find the resources they need.
    Police officer are often called to issues of homelessness, poverty and even mental health.
    The Minneapolis Police Department believes there are people in the community that can respond to those situations better than officers, and now the department wants to put them on the pay roll.
    “We are not going to be able to arrest these problems away, nor do I as chief...
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