2023 John P. Kalaman Respect for Law Award

John P. Kalaman Respect for Law Award
Posted on 05/16/2023
Congratulations to Kathy DeBos who was awarded the John P Kalaman Respect for Law award from the Centerville Noon Optimist Club. Kathy is a Crisis Intervention Team Co-Responder through the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and was nominated and selected for the award for her incredible work ethic, caring demeanor, and thoughtful treatment of those in need of mental health services. Kathy's integration into the MCSO work force has been seamless due to her level of commitment and compassion for the community and its residents.

Kathy networks with other area CIT professionals and various agencies, including assisting the Centerville Police Department with residents requiring special attention. Kathy liaisons with local school guidance counselors, area psychiatrists, TJ's Place of Hope, the Washington Township STAR Program, and case managers from both Kettering and Premier hospitals to ensure those needing assistance get it in the most efficient manner. 

Kathy's attention to detail through her meticulous organization of case files and the way follow-ups are conducted have paved the way for a successful crisis intervention program. In 2022, Kathy provided mental health services to over 153Kathy DeBos Washington Township residents and made over 324 repeat calls that helped link these residents with proper services and providers, including hospitalization, psychiatric care, shelter, assistance for our elders, and helping area teens find outlets to cope with modern day problems. 

Congratulations, Kathy and thank you for all you do and all your hard work!