Response Team (CRT)
The Community Response Team (CRT) is an integral part of the City of Tulsa’s Community Policing program. CRT is an innovative, 3-person co-responder model that responds to 911- mental health calls, currently on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Currently the program is in year two of operations thanks to a community collaboration grant from the Tulsa Area United Way.
The program was based on a model in Colorado Springs. In 2016 the Association sought funding and organized travel to observe the operations. Pilots began in 2017, and the full operation in 2018.
CRT is an innovative, first responder collaboration project between the Mental Health Association Oklahoma, Tulsa Police Department (TPD), Tulsa Fire Department (TFD), Family & Children’s Services (F&CS) and Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services (COPES).