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Central Coast Law Enforcement Agency Taking New Approach To Homeless Offenders

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A Central Coast law enforcement agency is trying to be proactive in dealing with the homeless.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has launched what it’s calling a “Community Action Team.” The team funded by the county will have two deputies solely focused on homelessness issues in unincorporated areas of the county.

The team will look for people who come in regular contact with patrol deputies, and will try to get them connected with social service to get them help with problems like mental health issues or substance abuse.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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