Police Captain Elected To National Board

Captain Owens Elected To NAMI Board

Patrick Gentry
July 16, 2018 - 4:51 pm

A Greenville Police Captain has been named to the Board of Directors for the National Alliance Of Mental Illness.

Greenville Police Captain Stacey Owens has been involved with the Greenville Police Department as well as NAMI or the National Alliance Of Mental Illness for several years.

By being elected to the Board of Directors for the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) at the organization’s annual convention, Captain Stacey Owens solidified the Greenville Police Department (GPD) as a national leader in law enforcement professionalism. Board members are elected for three-year terms and may serve two consecutive terms.

“I congratulate Captain Owens on his selection to serve on the NAMI Board. It is a prestigious honor and recognition both for him and our Department for the significant work we have done to prepare our officers to deal with those suffering from mental illness,” Chief Ken Miller said.

Owens’ selection brings with it nearly 25 years of law enforcement experience in South Carolina as well as a master’s degree in criminal justice. In coordination with NAMI, he successfully managed the launch and implementation of a CIT program within the GPD in 2010. Owens still serves as the Department’s program coordinator and frequently presents at the national CIT conference and NAMI state conference. He has testified to the South Carolina House and Senate Judiciary Committee on CIT training, which in part prompted the Palmetto State to pass legislation mandating every officer receive mental health training.

Complete Interview With Captain Owens


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