Suicidal woman talked to safety by Cherry Hill police
CHERRY HILL — When police were informed early Saturday morning that a woman was in danger of harming herself they used GPS technology to find her and help her get the care she needed.
According to police they got the call at around 12:45 a.m. and used GPS tracking in a device the woman had to find her sitting on the ledge of a bridge near the Turnpike. After talking to the woman officers were able to get her to move to a safer place, after which she was taken to a crisis center for further help.
The Cherry Hill Police Department is part of a program called TLC (This Life Counts), which was developed with Jewish Familiy and Children's Service, the department said. "Cherry Hill police officers proactively engage the community to help reduce the stigma of mental illness and to encourage anyone feeling suicidal to talk to someone they trust to get the help they need," the department said.
The Cherry Hill Police Department thanked the Mount Laurel Police Department and the New Jersey State Police for helping respond to the situation.
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