CIT Officer of the Year

The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) works to promote and support collaborative efforts to create and sustain more effective interaction among law enforcement, mental health care professionals, individuals living with mental illness, their families and communities, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

NAMI Southwest Missouri is proud to honor a law enforcement officer as CIT Officer of the Year in recognition of their efforts to foster collaboration and compassion to assist those affected by mental illness and to increase knowledge about mental illness in order to eliminate stigma.

  Nominations are now open for the 2017 CIT Officer of the Year.


Current CIT Officers of the Year
• 2016: Corporal Chris Welsh, Springfield Police Department, Springfield, MO

Nomination Process:

• Completion of an approved 40 hour CIT Training Program.
• Completion of the approved nomination form by their respective law enforcement agency.

• Nominations for CIT Officer of the Year must be submitted using the form below or by downloading and completing the PDF form.
• Do not attach additional information for consideration. Only the information submitted within this nomination form will be used to determine eligibility and award status.
• The deadline for submission for the 2017 CIT Officer of the Year is April 7, 2017.

The award will be presented during the kick-off event in May for Mental Health Awareness Month.

Download the form here or complete the online form below.

CIT Officer of the Year

Award Nomination Form

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  • Nominator

  • Reason for Nomination: