Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training
This 40-hour course for patrol officers and other first responders is designed to educate them about mental illness so that, in times of crisis, officers recognize the issues and utilize de-escalation techniques, minimizing the potential for harm to be done to the consumer, the officer, or the general public.
Based on the Memphis Model of CIT, this is the best-practices program recognized nationally for its effectiveness and positive outcomes.
NAMI Fox Valley is proud to have brought the Memphis Model of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) law enforcement training to Wisconsin. We offered the first training of its sort in Appleton in June 2004; and to date, we have completed 12 training sessions in Appleton, plus two classes of Advanced CIT. We have certified more than 450 officers in this “Best Practices” model of training to assist law enforcement officers in working with individuals with mental illness who are in crisis. Four spin-off training sites also offer the training: LaCrosse, Milwaukee suburbs, Racine and Kenosha.
How to apply: Send a confidential letter of interest to Beth Clay, NAMI Fox Valley, 516 6th St., Appleton, WI 54911.
Please include the following information:
1. The reason that you are interested in CIT
2. The qualifications that you believe make you well suited for CIT
3. A short career history
4. A daytime phone number where you can be reached for a brief telephone interview
5. The name and phone number of your immediate supervisor
6.. Breakfast and
snack lunch is provided with the training. The fee is required to reserve
your approved spot in the course.