CENTRAL ILLINOIS POLICE TRAINING CENTER
Michael J. Oyer, Director
Illinois Central College-Peoria Campus-Poplar Hall
5407 N. University Street P100
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan: email@example.com
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CIT Crisis Intervention Team
Instructor: Law Enforcement & Behavioral Health Professionals
October 14-18, 2019
8am – 5pm
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.
- Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness
- Medical Conditions that Mimic Mental Illness
- Compliant Surrender and Tactical Response
- Child and Adolescent Disorders
- 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
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