The 7th Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training academy was held Aug. 4-8 by Johnston County Mental Health Center and Johnston Community College. Seven Johnston County Deputies, one Lieutenant for the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, one EMS Lieutenant, one EMS EMT-P, and one Juvenile Court Counselor became newly certified CIT personnel and part of the growing CIT program.
Graduates were R. Walls, G. Whitman, D. Strickland Guin, D. Thorne, S. Godwin, K. Nicholson, C. Boykin, D. Sorrell, P. Hill, R. Broughton, S. Pilkington, M. Medlin and J. Gonzalez.
CIT is a training and response program designed for law enforcement and other first responders who handle crisis calls involving people with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and alcohol and substance use disorders.
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Angelina Darling was recently named to the Dean’s List with Distinction at Wilson Community College for the Summer 2014 semester. To make the Dean’s List with Distinction, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average.
Smith completes Directors School
Rob Smith, assistant director with the Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, recently completed the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Directors School, a two-year professional development training program for current and future leaders of parks and recreation agencies.
The Directors School curriculum is based on the national standards of best practice for parks and recreation agencies as identified by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). CAPRA accredits park and recreation agencies for excellence in operation and service.
Smith has worked with the Town of Garner for over 18 years.
Steven Brown and David Thompson of Garner recently received scholarships from Autobell Car Wash Inc. Brown attends Methodist University, while Thompson attends East Carolina University.
The Autobell Scholarship is an annual program open to current Autobell employees who are graduating high school seniors or have received a high school diploma. Along with a completed application, candidates must submit references, an acceptance letter from an accredited college or university and an essay that discusses an educational or creative aspect of their employment experience.