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The Mayor of Seattle has increased the budget for the city’s third public safety agency

The promised third public safety department that the Mayor of Seattle, Bruce Harrell, has vowed to establish will receive an additional $6 million in financing when it begins its partial launch in October.

At a news conference on Thursday, Harrell made the announcement that he will provide additional funding for the Community Assisted Response and Engagement department. This department is a new branch of the city’s public safety response, and it will eventually house alternative and dual response options. These options will add civilian responders to certain emergency calls. The police and fire departments will also receive this funding. Read the full story here ▶