MILLERSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — The Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team has won an international award for its work.
The team, which is made up of police officers and healthcare professionals, was named the international crisis intervention team of the year.READ MORE: Security Heightened In DC Due To QAnon Conspiracy Theory About March 4
The department surprised the team during a news conference Monday afternoon.READ MORE: National Guard Protecting U.S. Capitol Served 'Raw, Moldy Food,' Some With Metal Shavings, Lawmakers Say
“(The team) you see behind us is an investment in the sanctity of human life,” Police Chief Timothy Altomare said. “This is the SWAT team for de-escalation.”MORE NEWS: COVID In Maryland: 786 New Cases As Hospitalizations, Positivity Rate Fall
The team was created in 2014.