GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee Health System has announced the first group of officers have graduated from Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) offered by Genesee Health System.
CIT training is being offered through a combination of grant funds and will be continued by the Genesee County Mental Health Millage that was passed in May.
“The officers completing the CIT training in Genesee County not only completed a 40-hour course in how to better interact with the general public experiencing a mental health crisis, but also bridged an important gap between law enforcement and mental health professionals forming relationships to work together as a team,” said Kailey Baker, GHS’ Behavioral Health Urgent Care- Crisis Intervention Team Supervisor
“Genesee County took an important step today, congratulating the inaugural graduating class of the CIT training program as the beginning of an enhanced partnership between GHS and Genesee County law enforcement,” said Jennifer McCarty, GHS’ Senior Director, Clinical Performance & Innovation.
Congratulations to the following inaugural law enforcement graduates:
Ofc. MacKenzie Dunklee – Mt. Morris Township Police Department
Sergeant Josh Belanger – Grand Blanc Township Police Department
Ofc. Lindsay Witthuhn – Grand Blanc Township Police Department
Ofc. Destiny Methner – Grand Blanc Township Police Department
Ofc. Tony Greenway – Burton Police Department
Ofc. Paul Spann – Flint City Police Department
Lt. Matt Simpson – Grand Blanc Township Police Department
Det. Jason Whittey – Grand Blanc Township Police Department
Dispatcher Kim Rowland – Grand Blanc Township Police Department
Ofc. Shana McCallum – Flint Township Police Department
Tpr. Rashad Horton – Michigan State Police
Tpr. Dominick Dionisi – Michigan State Police
Tpr. Andrew Ager – Michigan State Police
Tpr. FraShaun Darrough – Michigan State Police
Dep. Jake Rathbun – Genesee County Sheriff’s Department
Dep. Greg Howard – Genesee County Sheriff’s Department
Genesee Health System congratulates these members of law enforcement for their commitment to CIT training. — G.G.