CIT Crisis Intervention Team

CIT Crisis Intervention Team

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12-10-18 8:00 AM - 12-14-18 4:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center
Address: 5407 N University St, Poplar 100, Peoria, IL 61614

CENTRAL ILLINOIS POLICE TRAINING CENTER

Michael J. Oyer, Director
Illinois Central College-North Campus-Poplar Hall
Office P100
Classroom P101
5407 N. University Street P100
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan: jswan@icc.edu
Heather Grove: hgrove@icc.edu

CIT Crisis Intervention Team

Instructor: Law Enforcement & Behavioral Health Professionals

December 10-14, 2018
8am – 5pm

Class will meet in our classroom (above)
Enrollment Deadline: November 30, 2018
Course Size: Minimum -25, Maximum – 30
Course Objective

This 40-hour program is designed to provide selected officers with specialized training on dealing with individuals in the community who have a mental illness or other behavioral disability.  CIT officers are trained as resource specialists who can provide immediate response to calls involving a mental health crisis.  The “team” concept refers to law enforcement involvement with stakeholder agencies, as well as interagency mutual assistance when appropriate.

The course will be conducted by a diverse group of law enforcement and behavioral health professionals.

During the week, students will participate in a variety of valuable exercises that will simulate auditory and 3-D visual hallucinations that individuals with a mental illness might experience.  The program will also provide officers with a unique opportunity to interact with individuals who have a mental illness and their family members (primary and secondary consumers).

An essential part of the CIT course is scenario-based skills training.  Officers are challenged with realistic scenarios portrayed by professional actors from Chicago and St. Louis.  Scenarios may include a suicide intervention, de-escalating a violent situation, or responding to a call involving an individual experiencing paranoia.  All scenarios are facilitated and evaluated by certified CIT officers.

Course Content

Topics include:

Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness
Medical Conditions that Mimic Mental Illness
Compliant Surrender and Tactical Response
Child and Adolescent Disorders
Autism
Intellectual Disabilities
Risk Assessment and Legal Issues
Substance Abuse
Veterans in Crisis
Psychotropic Medications
Geriatric Issues
Police Response to Suspected Excited Delirium

Course Certification Information
MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been  approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following: Civil Rights, Constitutional and Proper use of Law Enforcement Authority, Cultural Competency,Human Rights, Procedural Justice and Legal Updates