For Law Enforcement and EMS

February 21, 2016

Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)

Crisis Intervention Training is a 5 day training program for law enforcement officers to learn how to respond safely and quickly to people with serious mental illness in crisis. Officers learn to recognize the signs of psychiatric distress and how to de-escalate a crisis, avoiding officer injuries, consumer deaths, and tragedy for the community, as well as linking people with appropriate treatment.

Officers are trained to recognize signs and symptoms of mental illness, appropriate medications and side effects, use of verbal de-escalation, active listening skills, and police tactics for safe restraint and use of force techniques as well as a tour of mental health facilities and role playing.

The course is taught by NAMI SC’s Director of CIT Training, consumers and family members who share their personal experiences, and mental health professionals in the community.

If you do not see a class in your area and your agency is interested in hosting this free 5 day CIT Training Course please contact: Donna Breimann 864-238-2564, fairplay95@gmail.com or Sherri Cloud 803-422-9223, sherri.cloud@aol.com

2017 5 Day Training Classes

January 23-27, 2017 – York County

February 6-10, 2017 – Greenville PD

March 6-10, 2017  – Spartanburg

March 13-17, 2017 –  Lenoir-Rhyne University Columbia

March 27-31, 2017 – Lancaster County

April 24-28, 2017 – J Reuben Long Detention Center

May 15-19, 2017 – Beaufort County – Contact Beaufort County Sheriff Office to register. 843-255-3200 bcsowebsite@bcgov.net

June 12-16, 2017 –  Lexington PD

July 17-21, 2017 – Tricounty Tec (Anderson)

August 7-11, 2017 – North Charleston PD – Sgt. A. Glover to register. 843-740-2648, aglover@northcharleston.org

September 11-15, 2017 – Myrtle Beach PD -Contact Lt. Eric DiLorenzo to register. 843-918-1300 edilorenzo@cityofmyrtlebeach.com

October 2-6, 2017 – Greer PD – Contact Sgt. Chris Forrester to register. 864-848-2151 cforrester@cityofgreer.org

October 23-27, 2017 – Georgetown PD – Call 843-545-4300 to register

2018 5 Day Training Classes

January 22-26, 2018 – York County – Contact Lt. Brian Boling to register. 803-628-3059 brian.boling@yorkcountygov.com

February 5-9, 2018 – Greenville PD

March 5-9, 2018 – Spartanburg

October 22-26, 2018 – Georgetown PD

2019 5 Day Training Classes

October 21-25, 2019 – Georgetown PD