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File #: 18-1141    Version: 1
Type: study session Status: Filed
File created: 11/26/2018 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 12/4/2018 Final action: 12/4/2018
Title: Crisis Response Team and Familiar Faces Program Rollout


Crisis Response Team and Familiar Faces Program Rollout


Recommended Action

Committee Recommendation:

Not referred to a committee.


City Manager Recommendation:

Receive information on the Olympia Police Department Crisis Response Team and Familiar Faces Programs.  Briefing only; No action requested.




Whether to receive a status report from the Olympia Police Department (OPD) on the Crisis Response Team and Familiar Faces Programs.


Staff Contact:

Anne Larsen, Outreach Services Coordinator, Olympia Police Department, 360.753.8238.



Chandra Brady, Support Administrator, Olympia Police Department


Background and Analysis:

Through engaging with and listening to our community, the Olympia Police Department (OPD) proposed the community-based Crisis Response Team and the Familiar Faces Program. The Crisis Response Team was funded by the Public Safety Levy Lid-Lift and the Familiar Faces Program is grant funded. With the contracts finalized and the initiation of training and hiring, OPD plans to provide a summary of these programs and the benefit they bring to our community members, OPD, and the City of Olympia.


The Familiar Faces program employs peer navigators from our local community through a partnership with Catholic Community Services to focus attention, relationships and assistance on the high utilizers in our community with the goal of making connections to services. The Crisis Response Team is a mobile, community-based team that responds to individuals in crisis with a goal to connect individuals to services.


Neighborhood/Community Interests (if known):

Crisis impacts all areas of our community so the benefits of the programs will be City-wide.





Financial Impact:

This program is funded by public safety levy dollars.