The Cowley College Criminal Justice Department has entered into a new program with the Winfield Police Department to better serve the needs of local law enforcement and, as well as help serve the community. The Criminal Justice program has formed a new Needs Response Team (NRT) to help Winfield Police Department’s needs, especially in the area of mental health transfers. The NRT is a team of students enrolled in the student patrol program at Cowley College who volunteer to be on the team. They will be given additional training in the area of mental health awareness and are willing to operate on an on-call status. If a transport is required a member of the NRT team will be contacted and if they are available they will accompany an officer on the transport.