Spring Garden Officers Support Wristband Program

The men and women of the Spring Garden Township Police Department are proud to support and partner with the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the York County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) with adopting a program using wristbands to help our officers better identify people with mental health concerns and in turn lead to successful crisis resolution. 

Katherine Gruver, Team Coordinator, York County Crisis Intervention Team, summed up the program by saying that "the purpose of the wristbands - which say CIT and are meant to be worn by police officers trained in crisis intervention and individuals with mental health conditions - is to help law enforcement quickly identify who they are dealing with. Its' just more of bringing that awareness- that identification - that when officers get on scene, they understand what is going on so they know how to approach it safely with that individual and themselves."

If you are interested in learning more about the program or obtaining a wristband, please call the Spring Garden Township Police Department at 717-843-0851 or call the National Alliance on Mental Illness at 717-848-3784.

Pictured from left, Officer Richard Morris, Sergeant Alisha Graybill and Officer Robert Lusk displaying their wristband. 

George J. Swartz, Chief of Police