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Fayetteville Police Department Launches Social Work Internship Program

Fayetteville Police Department
Fayetteville Police Chief Mike Reynolds

Earlier this month, the Fayetteville Police Department launched an internship program in partnership with the University of Arkansas social work department. Chief Mike Reynolds says the master's level intern will review department calls to provide a secondary response to people who may need services for mental health, homelessness or food insecurity. The long term goal is to evaluate whether the city might benefit from having a social worker within its police department.

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