As call volumes continue to increase for police to respond to mental health emergencies, Seguin Police Department recently received a leg up to help answer those calls for even-handed assistance.

Seguin Police Department recently accepted a federal grant from the Justice Department to fund a full-time mental health peace officer. The officer will work with a team of law enforcement and mental health specialists out of Bluebonnet Trails Community Services, Police Chief Terry Nichols said.

Dalondo Moultrie is the assistant managing editor of the Seguin Gazette. You can e-mail him at .

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