ANGLETON — Less than half of the officers working for Brazoria County have critical mental health training, Sheriff’s Mental Health Sgt. Shane Vandergrifft said.

“In 2020, in Brazoria County, 32 percent of officers have the mental health and mental retardation certification they’d need to fully respond to people experiencing mental health crises,” Vandergrifft said. “I’m thinking that’s an important statistic to consider, as we mental health sergeants have been very, very busy lately.”

Alexa Crenshaw is a reporter for The Facts. Contact her at 979-237-0155.

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