New mental health and family violence investigator appointed by Uvalde Police Department

Uvalde Police Department has recently introduced a new position focused on mental health and family violence investigations as part of their Guardian Initiative. In her new role, Detective Corp. Jessica Zamora, a law enforcement professional with over seven years of experience, will be responsible for following up with individuals who have experienced mental health crises or family violence to ensure they are receiving appropriate resources and support.

Zamora holds two associate degrees from Southwest Texas Junior College, an Advanced Peace Officer Certification, and specialized training in areas such as the Southwest Texas Fusion Center, San Antonio PD Behavioral Threat Group, Family Violence Unit, and Mental Health Unit. This specialized training will enable her to provide the necessary support and guidance to those in need.

Uvalde Police Chief Homer Delgado emphasized the department’s dedication to enhancing police services and prioritizing the well-being of the community through initiatives like this one. The department is actively seeking collaborations with mental health professionals, medical personnel, and clergy to strengthen their support network and better assist individuals in crisis situations.

By working together with community partners, Uvalde PD aims to make a positive impact on the lives of those facing mental health or family violence challenges. This initiative reflects the department’s commitment to providing comprehensive and compassionate support to all members of the community in need.

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