What will I gain from CIT training?How does my Agency benefit from CIT training?Why should I participate in the CIT training?What is CIT Training?

What will I gain from CIT training?

Participants learn communication skills that can assist in effectively interfacing with persons in psychiatric crises. These skills can minimize the use of force in many instances, thus protecting both the officers involved and the person in crisis. Although the use of force may ultimately be necessary in some situations, we know from experience that the…
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How does my Agency benefit from CIT training?

CIT Training equips participants with the skills necessary to appropriately respond to psychiatric crises. These situations may be high risk and may escalate into a use of force incident. The CIT training provides participants with skills that can minimize risk to responding officers and the person in crisis and may prevent the need to use…
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Why should I participate in the CIT training?

Law enforcement are the first responders to most individuals dealing with a psychiatric crisis.   CIT training provides officers with the tools to professionally and humanely interact with persons with mental illness.
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What is CIT Training?

The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training is a 40-hour, 5-day curriculum approved by the Department of Criminal Justice (DCJS). It trains officers to effectively deal with individuals dealing with a mental health crisis.   CIT is made up of classroom instruction and practical exercises delivered by Mental Health Professionals, other subject matter experts and CIT…
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