Crisis Intervention Training

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Event Date: 
Monday, March 31, 2014 - Friday, April 4, 2014
Start Time: 
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Total Hours: 
North Central
Host Agency/Training Location: 
Firestone Police Department
Contact Info: 
Cpl. Ray Bueno -
North Central Training Region

The Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) model was developed in 1988 in Memphis, Tennessee, as a partnership between the police department, advocacy groups for people with mental illness, mental health treatment providers, and other community stakeholders.  The goals of CIT were to train law enforcement officers in the recognition of mental illness, to enhance their verbal crisis de-escalation skills, and to provide more streamlined access to community-based mental health services.  The Memphis community soon realized the benefits of this advanced course of training through dramatic declines in injury rates among both citizens and police officers, decreased utilization of the SWAT team to resolve crisis situations and – when safe and appropriate – the diversion of people with mental illness from incarceration to community-based mental health services.

Training Location:     Coal Ridge Middle School
                                 6201 Booth Drive
                                 Firestone. CO 80504

Registraion:             Register via e-mail to Cpl. Ray Bueno
                                Registration deadline is Monday March 24th, 2014. Registration
                                requires name, rank, agency, address, phone number, email,
                                and POST PID number.

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