NAMI-CT CIT Officer Of The Year for 2007

Awarded to Officer Roselyn Ramirez, Waterbury PD

In 1997 Officer Ramirez joined the Waterbury Police Department where she has worked in patrol on the midnight shift. In 2003 she became a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team after completing the FBI Crisis Negotiator Course.

Officer Ramirez has been a member of the Crisis Intervention Team since its inception in 2004 at the Waterbury Police Department. She receives ongoing training in human behavior to improve upon her daily interactions with the community, the hospitals and the clinicians at Greater Waterbury Mental Health Authority.

Officer Ramirez and her husband, Fernando have been married for 10 years. Fernando is a firefighter for Waterbury. Together they proudly serve the Waterbury community.

NAMI CT has selected Officer Ramirez for their award for her compassion and understanding of persons with mental illness and her strong willingness to collaborate with community mental health partners in service to people with mental illness.