Samantha came to be part of the MN CIT organization in 2010 as a result of having attended class in 2009. In her role as the Coach Coordinator, she teaches the coaches class and assists with scheduling coaches for each training session. The coaches are there to facilitate the role play exercises, and help the trainees translate what they’ve heard in class in a realistic scenario. Her hope is that trainees feel that Minnesota CIT coaches are fully committed to help them succeed.
She enjoys working with MN CIT as she continues to learn herself while at the training classes from other speakers, the students, and the new people she meets.
Samantha is currently a police officer with the Brooklyn Park Police Department, having been there since 2007. She started as a patrol officer and then went to the Community Response Unit, where she worked with both children and the community. After a return to patrol, she was recently assigned to a new position in a newly created unit as a Mental Health Unit Detective.
Her favorite quote is, “Waiting to be happy limits our brain’s potential for success, whereas cultivating positive brains makes us more motivated, efficient, resilient, creative and productive, which drives performance upward” from The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor.