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Albuquerque To Use Social Workers in Place of Police for Certain 911 Calls


Mayor Tim Keller announced Tuesday that the city of Albuquerque will be introducing a new “first-of-its-kind” department which will respond to 911 calls involving mental health issues, inebriation, addiction, and homelessness. 

The new department will be known as Albuquerque Community Safety, and according to Keller, will allow police officers to focus on violent crime.



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