Chief Mark Dubois is pleased to announce that Braintree Police Officer Jay St. Ives has been recognized by the Norfolk County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training and Technical Assistance Center for his efforts in crisis intervention and mental health training and response.
Officer St. Ives was presented the Commendation for Excellence in CIT on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. The commendation recognizes excellent work by officers in the areas of crisis intervention, de-escalation and mental health response.
Officer St. Ives has been a great ally to individuals in need in the Town of Braintree. Throughout his time with Braintree Police, Officer St. Ives has worked with Jail Diversion Program Clinician Megan Scott to provide assistance during mental health incidents. He has also worked with Manet Community Health on follow-up appointments with post-overdose individuals.
Officer St. Ives is involved in the Braintree Crisis Intervention Training program and works with officers on Mental Health First Aid Training. He has helped to train and educate many officers from both Braintree and surrounding towns in these areas.
“Officer St. Ives has shown admirable dedication to helping those struggling with mental health issues, substance use and more,” Chief Dubois said. “He has also had an important and valuable role in training fellow officers in crisis intervention and mental health response, which are difficult aspects of an officer’s job. Officer St. Ives is incredibly deserving of this commendation and we are pleased to see him recognized for his work.”
Officer St. Ives was presented with the commendation by Brookline Police Lt. Jennifer Paster, Brookline Police Sgt. Chris Malinn and clinician Annabel Lane of the Norfolk County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training and Technical Assistance Center, a training center within the Brookline Police Department. The group provides resources and training for officers and departments within Norfolk County dedicated to crisis intervention and mental health response.
Officer St. Ives has been with the Braintree Police Department since 2018 and is also part of the department’s Community Outreach Unit.