Behavioral Resources Unit (BRU)

The Behavioral Resources Unit is an interdisciplinary unit of behavioral health and homeless initiative law enforcement deputies, licensed clinical social workers, licensed mental health counselors and civilian support staff, whose mission is to identify through proactive and reactive methods, at-risk community members within the mental health and homeless populations of Hillsborough County in order to provide them with intervention and guidance to case management assistance. The goal is not only to prevent potentially violent encounters and mitigate risk within our community, but to further safeguard those who are most in need of services. The Behavioral Resources Unit works with local, state, and federal law enforcement officials, the court system, mental health providers, and county social services to ensure a comprehensive approach towards community behavioral health is pursued.