MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH: ACPO COUNTY INVESTIGATOR/ ARMY RESERVES SGT PIATT MOBILIZED FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE


MAYS LANDING- Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner and the ACPO staff are showing their support for colleague and County Investigator & Army Reserves Sgt. Hannah Piatt who is mobilized for the COVID-19 response.

Investigator Piatt serves in the 327th MEDICAL DETACHMENT Combat Operational Stress Control Unit (COSC), out of Ft. Dix. Her unit’s mission is to promote resilience and psychological health in military units and soldiers exposed to the stress of combat or other military operations.

“I am a Mental Health Specialist and my unit is made up of all medical disciplines. I personally teach Traumatic Event Management and overall focus on the soldier’s psychological health during all phases of mission operations both garrison and overseas,” Investigator Piatt said.

“I am currently tasked to be mobilized for COVID-19 and was cross-trained to be prepared to attach to a combat support hospital,” she said.

Investigator Piatt is currently a part of the UATF 003 mission to back fill and debrief for this national pandemic again in the fall of 2020.

“It’s important to me to be serving at this time because when people hear of service members serving their country sometimes it’s geared towards overseas deployments, particularly combat missions, but this pandemic really bridged together the importance of civilian health care and military health care supports. Medical and mental health is very important and a growing issue,” said Investigator Piatt who serves as a Military Occupational Mental Health Specialist.

“We are proud of Det. Piatt and all of our employees who serve dual roles with the military.   At this critical juncture in our world’s history, her service is needed now, more than ever,” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.

Investigator Piatt will continue to serve as an active Reserve service member in addition to her career as an Investigator with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. In her previous civilian career, Investigator Piatt had various clinical roles in educational, correctional, and crisis settings to support at risk youth and families. Since 2015, she has specialized in trauma-focused cases for victims of abuse. A south Jersey native, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stockton University and later earned her Masters of Science in Forensic Psychology from Walden University in 2017.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY AND ATLANTIC COUNTY, ACPO COUNTY INVESTIGATOR & ARMY RESERVES SGT. HANNAH PIATT!

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Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

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