In 2019, the Woodbury Police Department created the Community Support Team to assist with the rising number of mental health crisis calls the Public Safety Department responds to, and to enhance the service and resources provided to our community in crisis situations. The Woodbury Community Support Team includes an embedded Washington County Social Worker who is a licensed mental health professional, a Woodbury Police Detective and a Community Support Dog, named Otis.
The Community Support Team's mission is to provide focused efforts toward situations involving mental illness, substance abuse and homelessness through early interventions, ongoing case management and connections to resources. This multidisciplinary team follows up with individuals and families after crisis situations have occurred and responds to in-progress crisis calls with other first responders.
For more information or to seek assistance from the Community Support Team, please call 651-714-3600. In the case of a mental health crisis that needs immediate assistance, please call the Washington County Crisis Response Unit at 651-275-7400 for assistance from mental health professionals.
If someone is in danger of physical harm, please call 911.