Senior Officer Gary Hicks
Senior Officer Gary Hicks, of the Southeast Patrol Division, received the CIT Officer of the Quarter Award in December 2011.
Officer Hicks is a part-time CIRT officer, volunteers to facilitate CIT role plays for cadets and has been a CIT officer since 2000. One example of Officer Hicks’ dedication to helping people is his intervention with a troubled high school student who was failing her classes and who had become a behavior problem for her parents. The parents could not “connect” with their daughter and were very concerned for her future. Officer Hicks responded to an incident involving the girl and ”connected” with her and turned her life around. The parents refer to Officer Hicks as the “angel” who saved their daughter. The daughter went on to graduate with honors from college.