The Forensic Unit consists of one deputy whose primary responsibility is to serve the Butler Behavioral Health Services. Deputy Greg Wargo assists the crisis worker in home visit situations performing evaluations on citizens with mental health issues such as suicidal, bipolar, manic depressives, and paranoid schizophrenics.
This assignment always has the potential of becoming volatile and dangerous. If a case worker determines the citizen requires transportation to a facility, it is not unusual for people to become combative.
The deputy performing this duty also provides security for the case workers who respond to help these citizens. The Forensic Deputy responded to over 190 evaluations in 2012.