Sheriff Richard D. Wiles Proposes Mental Health Program for El Paso Sheriff’s Office Officers

Vote on Mental Health Program for Sheriff’s Office by El Paso County Commissioners

Sheriff Richard D. Wiles has proposed a mental health program for officers at the El Paso Sheriff’s office, which will be submitted to Commissioners Court for approval. The program aims to provide specialized treatments such as animal therapy and art therapy, as well as individual and group therapy sessions to support the mental well-being of peace officers and deputies. Funding for this initiative comes from a grant award, as stated in the agenda item documents.

If approved, the program will be in effect from March 2024 through March 2025. This is a developing story, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available. KVIA ABC 7 encourages civil and constructive conversation around this topic. Please keep comments respectful and relevant, following our Community Guidelines. If you have a story idea to share, you can submit it here.

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