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CIT Training

What is CIT?

CIT Training course is comprised around four key themes: Increased Understanding of Behavioral Health, Effective Communication and engagement skills, Verbal De-escalation, and Navigating Community Resources. Officers who have completed this training learn to understand commons signs and symptoms of mental illness and recognize them in crisis situations. They are also equipped with the knowledge and skills to guide best practice response to individuals impacted by psychiatric illness, developmental disorders, and co-occurring substance use disorders.

 

 A Certified CIT officer completes 32 hours of training covering a variety of topics including:

¨ Recognizing symptoms of psychiatric and substance use disorders.

¨ Practical de-escalation techniques to increase officer safety.

¨ Special topics including Autism and trauma in children.

¨ Legal cases related to mental health and substance abuse.

¨ PTSD and suicide in the ranks.

¨ Live role playing techniques

 

Benefits of CIT Program

CIT is a Safety Course that gives you more tools to safely and effectively de-escalate a crisis situation.

CIT also:

¨ Improves community relationships

¨ Improves crisis response to an altered mental health status call

¨ Reduces arrests and use of force

¨ Reduces officer/citizen injuries

¨ Reduces liability

¨ Cost savings by more efficient use of criminal justice and community resources.

 

Words from previous CIT Participants

 

“The course was very beneficial to law enforcement by equipping officers with more tools to use.”

 

“The class was great! The knowledge I will take from the class will help me     tremendously!”

 

“I am glad I was able to be a part of this class and gain the knowledge to help those with mental health be safer in the community, thank you!”

All participants will be trained in QPR and using the C-SSRS.

For more information contact Amy Hamm at a.hamm@shawneemhc.org or call 740-355-8617.

**Click Here to Sign Up for Classes** 

Training Dates

CIT 911 Telecommunicator Training

February 13, 2024

March 13, 2024

April 23, 2024

May 14, 2024

June 18, 2024

*Classes are 8:00am to 4:30pm*

32 Hour CIT Patrol Class

May 6th-9th, 2024

September 9-12, 2024

*Classes are 8:00am to 5:00pm*

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