Kenosha, WI . May 2014- Sgt John Rohde, from the Kenosha Police Department plays a significant role in bringing and fostering Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training to Kenosha.
Upon completing CIT in 2009, Sgt Rohde has championed CIT within the Kenosha Police Dept. and Kenosha county. John is a charter member of the CIT/CIP coordinating committee and has been instrumental in evaluation and program improvement.
John serves on the board of directors for the Kenosha Human Development Services and NAMI Kenosha County and is an active member of numerous committees within the community. He shares stories that are key examples of what CIT means to the community and how effective it is. "Doing the Right Thing" has become an action statement for local CIT officers. With over 30 years on the force and as the current Training Officer, Sgt Rohde is extremely well respected within the community and the police force.
John has made himself available to attend three International CIT Conferences which enable him to network with other CIT officers and bring back recommendations to continue improve the final Kenosha CIT product and spread the word throughout the Kenosha Police Dept.
John is also responsible for assigning certain CIT officers to cover specific group homes and apartments so that both the officers and the management & residents know each other. He has also introduced a "shepherding" program of sorts for CIT officers to keep an eye on some of our homeless folks to keep them safe. Both of these actions are extremely effective use of CIT assets and they work
For his leadership and commitment to improving the lives of others in the community, we recognize Sgt. John Rohde.