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GEORGIA CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM (CIT)
Training Course Announcement
Peachtree City Police Department
May 22-26, 2017
The Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program is a dynamic collaboration of professionals committed to ensuring that persons with mental illnesses and other brain disorders receive treatment, in lieu of incarceration in most cases.
The program includes a law enforcement training component delivered via a forty-hour course curriculum approved by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council as follows:
- Classroom instructional training involving various mental health topics that address mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases
- Site visits to local emergency receiving facilities and state psychiatric hospitals
- Performance-based training involving the development of de-escalation techniques and crisis intervention skills via role-play scenarios
Law enforcement officers who successfully complete the course are equipped with the skills necessary to safely and effectively respond to individuals with mental health needs and in crisis.
For more information, contact Pat Strode at 404-936-5318 or Sgt. James Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-487-8866.
- Dress in accordance with your department’s policy
- Please arrive at 8:00am every morning (unless otherwise stated)
- Lunch will not be provided
- A NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) representative will be present at the training daily