The Lubbock Police Department’s Victim Services Crisis Team has been assisting the citizens of Lubbock since 2000. Currently the team has almost 40 members and is coordinated by Dr. Andy Young. The team is part of the Patrol Division and averages about 160 calls for service per year and is activated by the request of Lubbock Police officers. Typically they are called to assist officers on-scene with domestic violence calls, sexual assaults, severe traffic accidents, suicides, homicides, calls involving children, and other types of calls in which officers have determined someone with a mental health-related background might be of assistance. The team is on-call 24/7 and also patrols the city on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.  Members are from various backgrounds including counseling, social work, family studies, marriage and family therapy, school counseling, CPS, Children’s homes, probations, graduate and doctoral students, among others.  Each member is skilled in crisis intervention and is able to offer referral resources and information, along with education (e.g. about the legal system, parenting, financial assistance, governmental programs, etc.) to people in need who have often just witness or experienced a traumatic event.  Above all, they care deeply for those in crisis and for those in law enforcement.