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Special Operations

Behavioral Health Officer

The Oshkosh Police Department started a new Behavioral Health Officer position in October 2021. This was the first position of its kind in the City of Oshkosh and Winnebago County. The main responsibilities of this officer include responding to behavioral health related calls for service, assisting people who are working through a crisis, and referring people to public resources.

Partnering with Winnebago County Human Services, Co-Responder Kayla Rodriguez joined Officer Sopata in April 2022. She will respond to calls for service to provide assessments and brief counseling to citizens experiencing a mental health emergency to determine the best intervention/treatment options.

It is our goal that this highly trained team can assist people who are struggling in a more effective and efficient way.

Behavioral Health Officer
Scott Sopata

Kayla Rodriguez