COVID-19 has disrupted many aspects of our lives and has resulted in much loss...loss of a loved one, lost job, lost connections, loss of normalcy, and much more.
Join St. Charles Police Social Worker Sandra Rincon Oct. 7 for a virtual Zoom presentation about coping with loss due to COVID-19. Click here for information on how to register.
Read on for more information about the Police Department Social Worker
Social Worker Supports Our Police & Fire Departments
When police officers or firefighters respond to a call, once they arrive at the scene, they often find that the situation requires additional professional assistance. Sometimes it’s clear that crisis intervention services for traumatized victims, mental illness, or other issues are desperately needed. That’s when the expertise of Sandra Rincon, the St. Charles Police Social Worker comes in.
Since 2014, the St. Charles Police Department has contracted with the Association for Individual Development, an agency that provides on-call victims services 24/7, supporting both police and fire departments.
“The Police Department social worker acts as liaison between the Department, the community, and various social services agencies that serve our residents,” said Deputy Chief Chuck Pierce. “A police social worker does not provide long term counseling, but rather assesses quality of life issues, attempts to stabilize those issues, and provides the proper referrals necessary to help long-term success of managing the issues.”