Posted 2/9/2024

In the summer of 2023, the Lansdale Borough Police Department announced a partnership with Merakey Behavioral Health in Montgomery County, PA for a Co-responder Program. In September of 2023, Merakey’s Alexis Moyer, Recovery Coach, joined as LPD’s Mental Health Co-Responder bringing with her over 20 years of experience in the social services field. LPD’s Co-Responder program provides behavioral health intervention, de-escalation resources, and referrals to ongoing care, in-real-time, by placing the Co-Responder in the field with the officers as they respond to calls for service. In the few months Alexis has been working with LPD, she has become an invaluable addition to the department. Her ability to connect people with critical services they need including medical, mental health, and drug treatment is the key to reducing follow-up calls to the police.

Read more about Alexis’s work with the LPD here.