Courtney Runnels, LPC, CART
Courtney earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master’s of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M Commerce. Courtney is a Licensed Professional Counselor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. She is also a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist.
Courtney currently works as the Crisis Support Supervisor for the Grand Prairie Police Department. She is a crisis interventionist and a liaison between law enforcement and the community. She is the Peer Support Coordinator for the department, working to assist in promoting officer wellness and resiliency. She is a trained hostage negotiator and serves as the mental health professional on the Grand Prairie Crisis Negotiation team.
Courtney provides Crisis Intervention Training, Mental Health Peace Officer Training, and other specialized trainings to the Grand Prairie Police Department. She has experience working with chronically mentally ill adults, persons in crisis and persons affected by trauma.
Officer Greg New
Greg New started his law enforcement career in Kissimmee Florida and served the Community from 1988 to 1995. During his time with Kissimmee P.D. he served in the Motorcycle Unit as a Traffic Homicide Investigator, Street Crimes Unit; investigating street level prostitution, narcotics and gangs. He served 5 of his six years on the SWAT team as a sniper, grenadier and entry. Greg returned to Grand Prairie, Texas in April of 1995 and continued his career with the Grand Prairie Police Department; while serving with Grand Prairie Police Department Greg has been assigned to Patrol, School Resource Officer (SRO), Crime Prevention, Problem Solving Unit, and SWAT. Greg holds a Master Peace Officer certification and has obtained several instructor certifications to include, Reality Based Training, NAPD Driving instructor, Defensive Tactics, FBI Chemical Agents, ASP Baton, Taser, RADS, RCB Baton and is a TCOLE certified instructor. Greg is currently assigned as to the Mental Health Unit, dealing with individuals in crisis. Greg has been involved with Texas crime stoppers for approximately 21 years as the past coordinator of the Campus Crime Stoppers and is currently the Coordinator for Grand Prairie Crime Commission / Crime Stoppers. Greg was appointed to the Texas Crime Stoppers Council by Governor Gregg Abbott in 2016, and 2020, currently serving a as Chairman.
Emily Mourik, LMSW
Emily is a licensed master-level social worker in the state of Texas and joined the CSU as a Crisis Support Specialist in the fall of 2020. She completed her education at The University of Texas at Arlington and focused her studies in mental health and substance use disorders. She has 3 years of crisis experience and is working towards a clinical license in social work.
Officer Randall Richardson
Officer Randall Richardson has 14 years of experience as a Police Officer, working in Minnesota and Oklahoma, spending the last four years with the Grand Prairie Police Department and he joined the Crisis Support Unit in November of 2020. Officer Richardson started his law enforcement career after serving 4 years of active duty with the United States Marine Corps. Having strong ties to the military and Veterans, Officer Richardson currently serves in the Texas Army National Guard. Officer Richardson is a Senior Instructor for 1-136th Regional Training Institute for the Infantry Advanced Leaders Course in Fort Hood, TX.
Officer Richardson’s credentials include:
- Master Peace Officer Certification through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
- Associates in Science for Law Enforcement (North Hennepin Community College, MN)
- Master Resilience Trainer Certification through the United States Army and the University of Pennsylvania
- TCOLE Basic Instructor Certification