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Kingman PD’s new program will connect veterans in distress

With round 10% of town’s inhabitants estimated to be veterans, the Kingman Police Department has launched a new program to connect veterans in the police pressure with veterans in want in the neighborhood.

Under the new Veteran Liaison Program, law enforcement officials who’ve served will be dispatched on calls involving different veterans in the hopes that their shared historical past will assist de-escalate a given state of affairs. This will additionally hopefully present a basis to additional connect them with resources obtainable to them in the neighborhood. 

While this program has solely been in place for lower than a month, Kingman Police Chief Rusty Cooper mentioned lots of his officers had already been doing this informally after they would come throughout a veteran in their work. 

“What my officers who are veterans have found is that there’s an immediate bond or a trust that’s there,” Cooper mentioned.

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