CABLE CIT 2007 STAR for 2007

Awarded to Officer Martin Garcia, West Haven PD
Officer Martin Garcia has been a West Haven Police Officer since March of 2002 . He is currently assigned to the Crime Prevention Unit where he serves as the departments Public Information Officer. He is also assigned to the Division of Information Technology as well as the computer and Technology (Computer Crimes) Unit.

Officer Garcia serves as a Field Training Officer, an FBI trained Crisis Negotiator, and is in the process of receiving his certification as a Forensic Computer Examiner.

A founding member of the West Haven CIT since 2003, Officer Garcia is now using his field experience as a faculty member for CABLEs CIT training. He uses his skills as a professional actor to develop and perform role plays for the training.

Officer Garcia was selected for this award because of his demonstrated skill and compassion in working with persons with mental illness and the enthusiasm with which he helps other officers expand their abilities to help persons with mental illness in communities across the state.