U.P law enforcement is joining Senator Ed McBroom in support of the security transport officer legislation bill.
This bill would provide an alternative way to transport individuals with severe mental illness for involuntary hospitalization.
“Each transport takes two officers from local agencies and often requires paying them overtime. It leaves departments short–staffed, overworked, and vulnerable to emergencies.” – McBroom
Joining Senator McBroom in the fight to pass this bill are Delta county Sheriff Edward Oswald along with Escanaba, Chief of Police Rob LaMarche.
This bill is currently set before the Senate Health Policy and the Human Services Committee for further consideration.