Gallia, Jackson, and Meigs Counties Sheriffs’ Offices

Police-mental health collaboration (PMHC) programs support law enforcement agencies around the country in planning and implementing effective public safety responses to people who have mental illnesses.

At A Glance

Total number of agency personnel:
Sworn: 172
Civilian: 0

Total population served:

Jackson County, Ohio

Program Highlights

  • Composed of three sheriffs’ offices that came together to provide a regional response in rural Appalachia, alongside a mental health provider, for the purpose of becoming a PMHC learning site
  • Offers Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training to all law enforcement personnel
  • Employs a Mobile Crisis Team (MCT) to provide tailored mental health and addiction treatment services, telemedicine, and on-call support for crisis situations in five adult correctional facilities
  • Uses evidence-based practices, including:
    • Trauma-informed care and interventions
    • Substance addiction counseling
    • Cognitive behavioral therapy
    • Motivational interviewing


Trisha Gibson
Forensics/AoD Program Director
500 Burlington Road
Jackson, OH 45640
(740) 416-0275

Website: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office