Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Academy
Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) is an intensive 5-day session that provides law enforcement with the knowledge and skills for responding to a person during a mental health crisis. The training is conducted by local CIT trained officers, mental health professionals, family advocates, and consumers; offering practical techniques for de-escalating crisis situations.
Topics to be covered:
- Mental illness signs and symptoms
- Childhood mental health disorders
- Dealing with the dually-diagnosed
- Mental health law
- De-escalation techniques
Participants are required to attend all 40 hours to receive a certificate of attendance, CIT lapel pin, and CIT challenge coin.
If an officer has to appear in court, please email Kimberly Farrier (firstname.lastname@example.org), to make up the missed sections/lessons.
Dress code: Monday – Thursday business casual/department casual; Friday regular work uniform.
Sponsored by Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services, Pre-registration is required. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments are provided each day.
May 15 - 19, 2023
August 14 - 18, 2023
November 13 - 17, 2023
For more information contact Kimberly Farrier at 937-443-0416, ext 131