VOORHEESVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Albany County is launching their new Disaster Officers Responding and Diverting (ACCORD) program. County Chairman Andrew Joyce and members of the Albany County Legislature might be joined by County Govt Daniel McCoy, Sheriff Craig Apple, Division of Psychological Well being Commissioner Stephen Giordano and UAlbany officers to make the announcement.
A press convention might be held on Friday, June 11 at midday on the Voorheesville EMS Station. Officers will talk about particulars about ACCORD and the way the response groups, which include social employees and EMTs, will reply to conditions that contain psychological well being or different non-violent emergency calls.
“We’re not defunding police in Albany County. What we’re doing is elevating the dialogue round policing and public security in our communities and taking motion to assist our regulation enforcement companies be higher geared up and aware of the communities they serve,” stated Chairman Joyce. “With ACCORD, we can make the most of our sources appropriately by having a workforce specifically educated to deal with problems with psychological well being and different non-violent emergencies, which permits our police to give attention to what they do greatest, tackling crime.”