If you or someone you know may have a mental or emotional challenge, it is important to know you are not alone. There is hope and we are here to help you.
If you need help, call the local Crisis Hotline at 715-845-4326 or 800-799-0122.
It is crucial that we as a police agency constanty evaluate the needs of our community and adapt to them. One obvious need which has been growing in our community, and really across the country, is the need for more help for those in crisis and suffering with mental health disorders. Every day our officers respond to calls for service in regard to persons who are in crisis.
In 2018, the Crisis Assessment Response Team (CART) was formed in partnership with the Marathon County Sheriff's Office and North Central Health Care (NCHC) Center. The team is composed of two officers trained in Crisis Intervention working with two crisis workers from NCHC. The CART team works Monday through Friday in coordination with patrol officers responding to calls for service for those in crisis. The CART team officers are non-uniformed and along with their crisis worker partner may be able to better work with those in crisis.
Crisis Assessment Response Team
Deputy Megan Sowinski (Marathon County Sheriff's Office)
Stacey Rozelle (North Central Health Care)
Chuck Kerstell (North Central Health Care)
Officer Dave Bertram (Wausau Police Department)