Also police officers should be paired with a social worker on patrols rather than another officer in order to better respond to community needs.

https://medium.com/@JustSolutions/everyone-benefits-when-police-departments-hire-social-workers-34d536f8802a

A police department social worker saves money for the city and relieves the police of tasks that are out of their scope of practice. A social worker can help resolve mental health, substance abuse, child abuse, and so many more issues without taking up police time.

https://medium.com/@JustSolutions/everyone-benefits-when-police-departments-hire-social-workers-34d536f8802a