Homeless Liaison Officer

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Officer Heather Thomson


Officer Thomson began her career with California State Parks and joined our department in 2018.  She has served as our homeless liaison officer (HLO) since April 2023.

In this special assignment, Officer Thomson works directly with people experiencing homelessness who reside in the city of Newport Beach.  She is part of a team that links those individuals to outside resources, including medical care, mental health assessments and treatment, housing opportunities (both shelters and permanent supportive housing), family reunifications, and entry into addiction/recovery programs.  Her goal is to help each person experiencing homelessness find themselves in a healthier and more sustainable way of life.

More information on Newport Beach’s efforts to address homelessness are available on the City's website here.

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