Grenville OPP mobile crisis response team

On March 11, 2022, the Government of Ontario announced that the Grenville County OPP will be receiving approximately $148,000 in grant funding to enhance their Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT), until the end of the 2022-23 fiscal year. The grant supports the on-going need for additional mental health assistance on calls for service involving individuals or their families experiencing a mental health or addiction crisis, as well as to better leverage local mental health expertise.

The Grenville County OPP MCRT is currently comprised of a Registered Nurse with Brockville General Hospital (BGH) and an OPP officer. The team was created in February of 2021, and has responded to almost 500 live and follow-up calls for service since its implementation. The team also conducts Crisis Intervention Training courses in the region and advocates for more collaboration with local agencies to better support our community.

“It is evident that mental health and crisis-related calls to police continue to be on the rise. The implementation of the Mobile Crisis Response Team has assisted the Grenville County OPP to build stronger relationships with community agencies and assist individuals in crisis and their families”, said Inspector Josh Kingsley, Detachment Commander, Grenville County OPP. “The enhanced funding for the MCRT will help to better streamline access to mental health crisis services and provide a more cohesive response to better assess the immediate safety risks at the scene, and provide more follow-up contact with individuals and their families.”

The MCRTs Enhancement Grant is part of Ontario’s Roadmap to Wellness to build Ontario’s mental health and addictions system and complements the government’s earlier commitments to protect people’s health and enhance mobile crisis intervention teams across the province to help build a province where all people feel safe and protected.

The Grenville County OPP MCRT currently operates during the week, Monday-Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., and serves all of the Grenville County OPP area. You can speak with a team member by calling either the Prescott OPP location at 613-925-4221, or Kemptville OPP location at 613-258-3441. In all cases requiring emergency assistance, please call 911.

If you, a family member, or a friend are experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact the 24-hour Brockville General Hospital Crisis Line at 613-345-4600. or 1-866-281-2911 for assistance.


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