COLLINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) – As a part of the Marcus David Peters Act that was put in place by Governor Ralph Northam to provide care to people in mental health crises, the Martinsville-Henry County E911 Communications Center has built a voluntary database.

“We have established a way for our citizens to go online on the city of Martinsville or Henry County website. A secure link there where they can provide confidential information,” said JR Powell, center director.

Powell says the database will give dispatchers and responders a head start in gathering information.

“Dispatchers will have that information ahead of time rather than in today’s environment if you call 911, you don’t know what’s going on,” said Powell… READ MORE