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 will hear from those with lived experience and family members, participate in mental health ride-alongs and practice scenario based training.


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 (, to make up the missed sections/lessons.

Dress code: Monday – Thursday business casual/department casual; Friday regular work uniform.

Cost: FREE
Sponsored by Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services, Pre-registration is required. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments are provided each day.

Upcoming Dates: 

May 13 - 17, 2024
August 19-23, 2024
November 18-22, 2024
*please note that the registration page is password protected.  Contact your department's CIT representative or leadership for the password.

For more information contact Jordan Hodges at 937-443-0416, ext 137