Co-Responder Program

Co-Responder Program

The Knoxville Co-Response Team is a partnership between the Knoxville Police Department and the McNabb Center that pairs a Crisis Intervention trained KPD officer with a Masters level clinician to respond to behavioral health crisis. Individuals served are both children and adults within the Knoxville city limits. There are 4 teams currently serving Knoxville City.

The KPD was the first law enforcement agency in the state of Tennessee to form a co-responder program.

The co-responder program began as a pilot program in 2020. The first-ever co-responder team began working in the field together in October 2020. The program expanded in 2021 after receiving approval from Knoxville City Council. 

The co-responder team is available to respond seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

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