The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training is a specialized training for law enforcement in dealing with individuals with mental illness.
The CIT training is coordinated by Crisis Services.
Some of the goals of the CIT Training model includes:
• Focus on diversion and linkage
• Reduce officer injury
• Reduction of use of force
• Reduce 9.41 transports
• Collaboration between Police and Crisis Services
• Create Personal Safety Plans
Officer Milosich can speak to his work as a CIT officer and the impact this training has had on his response to residents with mental illness.
He also can speak to the collaboration with Crisis Services on this effort.