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

2018 5 Day Training Classes

January 8-12, 2018 Al Cannon Detention Center

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

February 19-23, 2018 Lexington PD

March 5-9, 2018 – Spartanburg PD

March 12-16, 2018- Lenior Rhyne

March 26-30, 2018 Greenville Detention

April 2-6, 2018 Richland County SO

April 9-13, 2018 Lancaster County

April 30- May 4, 2018 Beaufort County SC

April 30- May 4, 2018 Myrtle Beach PD

May 14-18, 2018 North Charleston PD

June 4-8, 2018 Al Cannon Detention Center

June 18-23, 2018  Columbia PD

July 9-13, 2018 PPP

July 16-20, 2018 Sumter

July 16-20, 2018 Greenville County SC

July 23-27, 2018 Tri County Tech (Anderson)

August 6-10, 2018 Lexington PD

August 27-31, 2018 Al Cannon Detention Center

September 10-14, 2018 North Charleston PD

September 17-21, 2018 Myrtle Beach PD

October 1-5, 2018 Charleston PD

October 1-5, 2018 Greer PD

October 22-26, 2018 – Georgetown PD

November 5-9, 2018 Greenville PD

December 10-14, 2018 Horry County PD

2019 5 Day Training Classes

March 11-15, 2019 Spartanburg PD

April 22-26, 2019 Lancaster County SO

October 21-25, 2019 – Georgetown PD