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Brookhaven Police Chief receives Law Enforcement Leadership Award

Post Date:05/04/2017 1:14 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brookhaven police chief presented with NAMI Georgia Law Enforcement Leadership Award

Brookhaven, GA May 3, 2017 The Georgia chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has awarded Brookhaven Police Chief Gary Yandura the Law Enforcement Leadership Award at their annual conference.

This award is bestowed upon law enforcement agency executives who have promoted NAMI’s GA’s Crisis Intervention Team program (CIT). The CIT program was developed to educate law enforcement officials about the unique challenges presented by individuals living with mental illness.

Chief Yandura has worked diligently to provide and host CIT training for officers in not just the City of Brookhaven but to
those throughout the metropolitan area so that citizens living with mental illness and their families can be better served.

Gary Yandura believes that a better understanding of the sufferers of mental illness can lead to better and more positive policing.

“Having a brain disorder is not a crime and certain infractions such as traffic violations, loitering, and even disorderly conduct may be a manifestation of a person’s illness or failure to receive proper treatment for the illness, rather than the result of intentional wrongdoing.” – said Chief Yandura

 

 

Gary Yandura NAMI Award

 

     Chief Gary Yandura (center) and representatives from NAMI

Media Contacts:
Burke Brennan
Director of Communications
404-637-0709
burke.brennan@brookhavenga.gov

David Delgado
Communications
404-637-0741
david.delgado@brookhavenga.gov


 

 

 

 

 


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