Sheriff Wiles Proposes Mental Health Program for El Paso Peace Officers

Vote on Mental Health Program for Sheriff’s Office by El Paso County Commissioners

Sheriff Richard D. Wiles of the El Paso Sheriff’s office has proposed a mental health program for officers, which will be presented to Commissioners Court for approval. The program aims to provide individual and group therapy sessions to peace officers and deputies, supporting their mental well-being. The initiative will also offer specialized treatments such as animal therapy and art therapy in collaboration with Family Endeavors, Inc. Funding for this initiative comes from a grant award, as stated in the agenda item documents.

If approved, the program will be in effect from March 2024 through March 2025. This is a developing story, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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