Officer Erin Bloch
Green Bay (WI) Police Department
Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has named Officer Erin Bloch of the Green Bay (WI) Police Department, as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for April 2019.
First responders rarely talk about the stresses of their jobs, but Officer Erin Bloch has made it her mission to change that. The Behavioral Health Officer helps officers deal with mental health crisis events, connecting officers with resources and treatment to stay mentally balanced. She also works with other officers in responding to mental health calls and her effectiveness can already be measured. Last year the Green Bay Police Department logged 284 emergency detentions due to a mental health crisis. That’s down from 341 calls the previous year.
The Police Unity Tour is the official sponsor of the Memorial Fund’s Officer of the Month Program.