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Monday, May 1, 2017 in Mental Health and Additions Services

Saskatoon Health Region's Director of Mental Health and Addictions Services Tracy Muggli has been recognized with a 2017 Badge Award from the Saskatoon Police Service.


Tracy Muggli, Director of Mental Health and Addiction Services, with her award

The Badge Award is given to members of the community who provide invaluable assistance to the Saskatoon Police Service.

"In your role as Director of Mental Health and Addictions Services, you have been a valuable partner to policing in Saskatoon," wrote Chief of Police Clive Weighill in his letter notifying Muggli of the award.

Weighill referenced the important role Muggli has played with the Police and Crisis Teams in Saskatoon, "which are important client-centred approaches to dealing with persons in mental health crises."

Muggli has been a valuable partner to the Saskatoon Police Service, and has played a vital role in establishing the Police and Crisis Team (PACT), the first program of its kind in Saskatchewan.

She also assisted in establishing evening care for those brought to the Saskatoon Police Service Detention area through the Paramedic Program.

Through this work, "not only was the bond between the emergency partners of Police and Health strengthened, medical care was ensured for those that were sometimes unable to care for and/or speak for themselves. Many unfortunate examples were witnessed, where if it had not been for the paramedic, serious medical issues may not have been identified. Through this original initiative, we are proud to say that our Detention area now has 24-hour coverage," Weighill notes.

The award was presented April 12 at the Saskatoon Police Service's Badge, Shield and Star Recognition Dinner.

"I was surprised when I received the letter about the award," says Muggli. "Personal recognition is not why we do what we do in Mental Health and Addictions – our efforts are really aimed at serving our patients and clients in the best ways that we can. But to receive something like this from one of our partners makes me feel both honoured and humbled."

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