2013 CIT Utah Officer of the Year
Officer Anthony Yuen, Layton City Police Department
CIT Utah congratulates Officer Anthony Yuen of the Layton City Police Department as the 2013 CIT Utah Officer of the Year. NAMI Utah and the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health joined CIT Utah in presenting Officer Yuen the award during the 2013 NAMI Utah Conference in Salt Lake City.
Officer Yuen's nomination described an incident involving an intoxicated man who was experiencing symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Due to Officer Yuen's CIT training, Officer Yuen was able to recognize the man as struggling with his disorder, utilized appropriate tactics to calm the man, and rendered the situation safe for all involved without the use of force.
Officer Yuen's actions exemplify what the CIT program is all about. For this event as well as Officer Yuen's demonstration of a positive CIT role model, we again congratulate Officer Yuen on becoming the 2013 CIT Utah Officer of the Year.
Past CIT Regional Coordinators Honored at NAMI Utah Conference
CIT Utah joined NAMI Utah and the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health in recognizing the valuable contributions of past CIT Coordinators.
The 2013 NAMI Utah Conference was held November 15th at the University of Utah. Those honored were:
Lt. David Moss, formerly with the St. George Police Department
Casey Scadden Burton, formerly with Weber Human Services
Jenny Pinter, formerly with Heber Valley Counseling
We thank these former CIT Utah Regional Coordinators for their dedication and hard work with improving criminal justice / mental health services in their communities.