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How iPads Changed One Police Force’s Response to the Mentally Ill


Some sheriff’s deputies in Houston have been using a new tool to respond to calls that involve mentally ill individuals.

An iPad.

In December 2017, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Houston, Tx., began equipping deputies with iPads as part of a pilot program aimed at developing new forms of intervention for mentally ill individuals who become involved with law enforcement.

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