Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training for Law Enforcement and First Responders is one of the top priorities for Alamance Steps Up under the federal Bureau of Justice grant funding.
Law enforcement officers are frequently first responders to people in crisis. CIT training facilitates ongoing collaboration between law enforcement and the mental health community. CIT is designed to assist law enforcement officers who respond to incidents involving people experiencing a crisis. Police officers receive 40 hours of training on a variety of topics, including an Overview of Mental Health, Geriatrics, Substance Abuse/Co-Occurring Disorders, Special Concerns with Adolescents, Mental Health Commitment Process, Personality Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Autism, Suicide, Trauma and its aftermath, Homelessness Crisis Intervention and De-escalation. Hats off to this most recent group of CIT Graduates. CIT Training is a 40 -hour course taught over five days. For more information visit the CIT website at https://www.cardinalinnovations.org/crisis-intervention-team