Crisis Intervention Team

The Crisis Intervention Team program is a community based partnership that includes behavioral health and human service providers, consumers and their families, together with law enforcement, all volunteering toward common goals of providing safer interventions for officers and community members while showing concern for citizen’s well‐being. CIT relies on a crisis system that is vibrant, easily accessible and responsive to the needs of law enforcement. This unit continues to maintain communication with all involved.



  • Maintain continuous working relationships with all community partners, with specific emphasis on mental health and advocacy partnerships.
  • Meet regularly with a CIT community steering committee
  • Address the issues raised by the community concerning the CIT program
  • Work with Community Partners to promote and sustain the CIT program.
  • Meet and with Uniform Patrol Supervisors
  • Provide leadership for CIT Patrol officers
  • Address operational issues raised by CIT Patrol Officers, and interface with patrol supervisors in problem-solving such issues.
  • Address community issues raised by CIT Patrol Officers and interface with the
  • Working closely with Communication Center
  • Take primary responsibility for CIT 40 Hour Training and on-going CIT In-Service
  • Review and monitor state commitment laws and transportation policies.
  • Monitor state, county and local issues that may affect community crisis services.
  • Maintain familiarity with federal, state, and county CIT grant requirements.
  • Develop a systematic approach to collecting program output and event outcome measures.
  • Take responsibility for organizing and presenting CIT program output and outcome data to police leadership and the community steering committee.
  • Produce or oversee a departmental CIT newsletter, CIT webpage or other methods of internal or external communication.