Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT)

The 23 San Diego County PERT teams consist of specially trained officers and deputies who are paired with licensed mental health professionals. Together, they respond on-scene to situations involving people who are experiencing a mental health related crisis and have come to the attention of law enforcement. The goal is to provide the most clinically appropriate resolution to the crisis by linking people to the least restrictive level of care that is appropriate and to help prevent the unnecessary incarceration or hospitalization of those seen.

Call 911 if an emergency. If not, contact your local police department.


Police assisted psychiatric intervention/assistance and crisis intervention



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