Crisis Response Team

crisis responseOriginally termed Victim Advocates, the Crisis Response Team was formed by the Madison Heights Police Department in 1984.

This was the first police-based crisis response program in the State of Michigan.

The purpose of this program is to assist crime victims or persons who are traumatized by incidents they have been either directly or indirectly involved in. These volunteer responders are given extensive training in crisis intervention techniques before participating.

The Crisis Response Team is a close knit group consisting of 16 members who are available around the clock, 365 days a year, in teams of two. This group is considered a role model and is highly regarded by other victim assistance organizations. The group recruited 5 new members in 1999, each receiving an initial two-day training session.

To contact a member of the Crisis Response Team, please call 248-837-2800.