Questions Posted to "Ask a Dispatcher"
Q. What's GRH? JPD and the radio stations both refer to it. Thanks!
Dear Juneau Resident,
Most likely what you are hearing is "JRH". Those initials stand for the "Juneau Recovery Hospital". The proper name is now "Rainforest Recovery Hospital". The treatment center is a division of Bartlett Regional Hospital and treats substance abuse and addiction. When JPD takes someone into custody because they are too impaired to care for themselves our first choice is to take them home. If home is not a good option, like they would be alone there, our next choice is to take the person to JRH or ask JRH to come pick up the person. Those of us with gray hairs or no hairs in both patrol and dispatch get stuck on the old term "JRH" instead of using the new name.