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: Sherri Cloud 803-422-9223, sherri.cloud@namisc.org

2019 5 Day Training Classes

January 21-25, 2019 Beaufort County SO

January 28-Feb. 1 Mt. Pleasant PD

February 4-8, 2019 North Charleston PD

February 18-22, 2019 Myrtle Beach PD

February 25- March 1, 2019 Greenville County SO

March 4-8, 2019 Al Cannon Detention Center

March 11-15, 2019 Spartanburg PD

March 25-29, 2019 Clemson University PD

April 8-12, 2019 Richland County SO

April 15-19, 2019 Conway PD

April 29- May 3, 2019 Charleston CSO

May 6-10, 2019 Beaufort County SO

May 13-17, 2019 Charleston PD

May 20-24, 2019 Columbia PD

June 3-7, 2019 Lexington PD

June 10-14, 2019 PPP Greenville

July 8-12, 2019 Camdem PD

July 22-26, 2019 Tri-County Tech

July 29- August 2, 2019 Charleston CSO

August 5-9, 2019 Richland Co. SO

August 12-16, 2019 Al Cannon Detention Center

September 9-13, 2016 Greer PD

September 23-27, 2019 Greenville Detention Center

September 30- October 4, 2019 Charleston CSC

October 7-11, 2019 North Charleston PD

October 21-25, 2019 – Georgetown PD

November 4-8, 2019 Lancaster County SC

November 18-22, 2019 Greenville PD

December 2-6, 2019 Horry County PD

December 9-13, 2019 Columbia PD

2020 5 Day CIT Trainings

January 6-10, 2020 Camden PD

January 13-17, 2020 Myrtle Beach PD

January 27-31, Mt. Pleasant PD

February 3-7, 2020 Lexington PD

February 3-7, 2020 Charleston County SO

February 10-14, 2020 Greer PD

February 17-21, 2020 Coastal Carolina

February 24-28 Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center

March 2-6, 2019 Conway PD

March 9-13, 2020 Columbia PD

March 16-20, 2020 Charleston PD

March 30- April 3, 2020 Clemson University

April 13-17, 2020 Richland County SO

April 20-24 Charleston County SO

May 4-8, 2020 Beaufort County SO

May 18-22 Al Cannon Detention Center

June 1-5, 2020 Charleston PD

June 15-19, 2020 PPP Columbia Area

July 20-24, 2020 Tri-County Tech

July 20-24, 2020 Charleston County SO

July 27-31, 2020 Lexington PD

August 3-8, 2020 North Charleston PD

August 17-21, 2020 Aiken County Detention Center

September 14-18, 2020 Mt. Pleasant PD

September 28- October 2, 2020 Beaufort County SO

October 5-9, 2020 Al Cannon Detention Center

October 19-23, 2020 Richland County SO

November 2-6, 2020 North Charleston PD

November 16-20, 2020 Lancaster County SO

December 7-11, 2020 Charleston County SO