Orange sheriff to test sending mental health experts on some calls

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OCSO’s pilot program — which will include two mental health experts and two deputies with special training — follows this week’s approval of similar program for the Orlando Police Department, which will send mental health counselors, instead of officers, to some calls involvingpeople who are suicidal or experiencing issues related to mental illness.

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