2012 CIT Utah Officer of the Year
Officer Justin R. Chappell, Cedar City Police Department
CIT Utah congratulates Officer Justin R. Chappell of the Cedar City Police Department as the 2012 CIT Utah Officer of the Year. NAMI Utah and the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health joined CIT Utah in presenting Officer Chappell the award during the 2012 NAMI Utah Conference in Salt Lake City.
Officer Chappell's nomination described his being an exemplary officer, how he has made great strides in Cedar City's CIT Program, and his dedication to a positive resolution in each case he handles. Officer Chappell's nomination continued to tell of his outstanding demonstration of skill and compassion while always being aware of officer safety.
We again congratulate Officer Chappell on becoming the 2012 CIT Utah Officer of the Year.
CIT Utah Regional Coordinators Honored at Sheriff's Award Dinner
CIT Utah congratulates CIT Utah Regional Coordinators, Jed Burton and Casey Scadden of Weber Human Services. Both were honored at the Weber County Sheriff's Award Dinner with the Sheriff's Medal, the third highest award in the Weber County Sheriff's Office.
Jed and Casey are key players in the partnership of law enforcement and mental health services in Weber County. Without their combined efforts, the CIT Program would not be as successful as it is in the region. Both were also a driving force in establishing a Mental Health Court in Weber County.
"Jed and Casey have continued to demonstrate their dedication to the partnership of the criminal justice and mental health systems." said CIT Program Director Ron Bruno, "They are truly deserving of this outstanding recognition!"
CIT Utah Mental Health Professional Receives International Honors
CIT Utah congratulates CIT Utah Regional Coordinator, John Moyes of Southwest Behavioral Mental Health. John was awarded CIT International's Behavioral Health Care Professional of the Year Award.
A licensed clinical social worker in St. George, John was instrumental in the development of the regional aspects of CIT Utah. John, through Southwest Behavioral Mental Health, was partnered with Lt. David Moss of the St. George Police Department and the Salt Lake City Police Department's CIT Administration to develop the first regional program.
But John has become someone who law enforcement calls when there is a crisis. John has gone out with officers, often on his own time, to help with calls and advocate for consumers getting the help they need. John has also made himself available to all officers he has helped train through the CIT Academy by personally inviting them to call on him for advice or counseling be it job related or not.
We congratulate John on this great accomplishment and are grateful for all he does!!!