19 Officers from across Alamance County graduated in Crisis Intervention Team Training ( CIT) on May 11, 2018–including one EMS staff and two Detention Officers. The 40 hour training was held at Lake McIntosh in Burlington the week of May 7-11. Since May 2016, more than 130 Officers have been certified in CIT Training.
Below are photos from the Alamance County Stepping Up Day of Action held at the Historic Depot in downtown Burlington on Wednesday, May 16th. The National Day of Action celebrated 2 years of the Stepping Up Initiative and included a hotdog lunch prepared and served by the Sheriff’s Department, with Smitty’s Homemade ice cream for… Highlights from the Alamance County Stepping Up Day of Action
The Board accepted $1.2 million dollars from Cardinal Innovations that will be used to create a mental health diversion and restoration center. The plan is to create a public-private partnership that will operate the center with the county providing the infrastructure and upkeep. County Manager Bryan Hagood detailed for the Board the timeline of The… Commissioners Accept $1.2 Million from Cardinal Innovations for Diversion Center
Gary Ander, Stepping Up Project Coordinator gives an overview of the agenda at the June 1st Stepping Up Task Force meeting held at Cone Health/Alamance Regional. There were approximately 55 community stakeholders in attendance including Chiefs from various law enforcement jurisdictions, behavioral health providers, non-profits agencies, service providers, court staff,county government, veterans service providers and consumers–as well… Stepping Up Task Force Meeting June 2017
On May 12, 2017–14 Law Enforcement Officers from across Alamance County graduated from CIT Training. The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training is a 40 hour course taught locally by trained community professionals. CIT provides law enforcement-based crisis intervention training for assisting those individuals with a mental illness, and improves the safety of patrol officers, consumers,… CIT Graduation
On May 9th, 2017 the first NC Stepping Up Summit was held in Raleigh NC. County Leaders, Law Enforcement Officials, Behavioral Health Professionals and many others were on hand to hear from Stepping Up counties in North Carolina as well as featured keynote speakers from across the nation. Eleven members of the Alamance Stepping Up… NC Stepping Up Summit
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… Graduation Ceremony held for 28 Local Law Enforcement Officers and EMS Staff who completed Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training in Alamance County.