Diversion First Data

2017 Data

  • 4,152 mental health investigations were conducted by Fairfax County Police officers in the field.
    • 1,931 of those mental health investigations involved the Merrifield Crisis Response Center (MCRC)
      • 566 of those were voluntary transports to MCRC Emergency Services Staff
      • 1,365 of those were Emergency Custody Order police transports to MCRC

403 people were diverted from potential arrest.

 

2016 Data

  • 3,566 mental health investigations were conducted by Fairfax County Police officers in the field.
    • 1,580 of those mental health investigations involved the Merrifield Crisis Response Center (MCRC)
      • 547 of those were voluntary transports to MCRC Emergency Services Staff
      • 1,033 of those were Emergency Custody Order police transports to MCRC

375 people were diverted from potential arrest.