How Did We Update the Plan?
After hearing from the Redmond community and our volunteer Sounding Board, we adjusted the plan to reflect community needs and priorities. Updates to the draft Redmond Safety Funding Plan include:
- Increasing the number of proposed mental health staff from one to six.
- Exploring possible response models where mental health staff could respond to some 911 calls without a police co-responder.
- Diversifying police responders to include both commissioned officers and civilian staff.
- Slightly reducing the number of police responders and police support staff (IT, administrative, records) to provide more mental health responders without increasing the cost of the request.