Lt. Avrie Schott Named Outstanding CIT Officer

Lt. Schott CIT

Lt. Avrie Schott, “Outstanding CIT Officer”, and Chief Ron Tischer.

On Monday night, LCPD Lieutenant Avrie Schott received the Outstanding Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer award presented by the Mental Health Coalition of the Greater La Crosse Area at their annual Shining Star Awards ceremony.

Lt. Schott was recognized by the Coalition for her dedication to mental health awareness as a CIT member, noting her most recent efforts to help save the life of a person threatening to jump from Grandad’s Bluff.

As indicated on the Mental Health Coalition website, “Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training is a proven five-day, 40-hour program which introduces law officers to the range of mental illnesses, medications, experiences of people living with a mental illness and experiences of their families, local resources, and best practices which increase the safety of the officers as well as of the people they are assisting and of the community.”

Lt. Schott was first appointed as a Civilian Service Employee with the La Crosse Police Department in June 1999 and became a sworn Police Officer in September 2000.  She served the department in many roles including shift patrol officer, DARE Officer, and School Resource Officer, before being promoted to Sergeant in August 2011 and then Lieutenant in February 2012.  Lt. Schott is a member of the Department’s Police Officer Support Team (POST) and Emergency Response Team (ERT) as a negotiator.

Please join us in congratulating Lt. Schott!


2 Comments on “Lt. Avrie Schott Named Outstanding CIT Officer”

  1. Anonymous 05/14/2015 at 6:27 PM #

    I saw her news interview. It blew me away! What a humble gracious lady. It is the first time I saw compassion, heard compassion, and FELT compassion in a city that committed to compassion a couple years ago

  2. Anonymous 05/14/2015 at 4:15 PM #

    Congratulations and to lieutenant Schott. Great job. To Chief Tischer-thank you for cleaning up our town of drug dealers. Hope the judges give the punishment they deserve. When I read the arrests in the Tribune everyday their is at least one arrest for drugs. GREAT JOB!!!

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