Using Effective Police Intervention With Individuals Who Are
Experiencing Mental Health Crisis
Crisis Intervention Team Mission
Police departments across the country are frequently called to crisis incidents involving persons with mental illness. Sometimes these situations are high risk and can lead to tragedy.
The Kansas Law Enforcement CIT Council, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit community partnership working with the District Attorney's Office, NAMI, Johnson County Mental Health Center, multi-jurisdictional law enforcement agencies, consumers and family members.
Our goal is to set a standard of excellence for our officers with respect to the treatment of individuals with mental illness. This concept was started by the Memphis, Tennessee Police Department and has flourished nationwide.
The Kansas Law Enforcement CIT training is a 40 hour intensive training program which provides officers and first responders with the skills, methods and tactics to safely de- escalate incidents involving persons involved in a mental health crisis.
The CIT model is about doing the right thing for the right reasons
The BASIC CIT CLASS
hosted by the
Lenexa Police Department
scheduled for October 2013 is full.
The next class is tentatively scheduled for April 2014.
Please check back for future class dates.