Subdial makes it simple to find police alternatives

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  • Subdial is a digital app designed and developed by Big Human that provides first-responder options for incidents involving mental health, domestic disturbances, non-urgent crimes, homelessness, and more.

    Not every incident requires police intervention: Help should be tailored to the specifics of the situation—and Subdial makes it easy to find the most appropriate support when it’s needed.


    An estimated 80% or more of 911 calls don’t require a police response.



    More than 240 million calls to 911 are made each year. The overwhelming majority are not emergency event related or crimes in progress



    Allocating money toward drug treatment can save a city hundreds of thousands of dollars in crime-related costs.

    Becoming familiar with agencies and community resources beyond law enforcement helps ensure safer, more effective outcomes for everyone involved.


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