CIT Crisis Intervention Team

CIT Crisis Intervention Team

10-14-19 8:00 AM - 10-18-19 5:00 PM
Address: 5407 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614, USA


Michael J. Oyer, Director
Illinois Central College-Peoria 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:
Heather Grove:

CIT Crisis Intervention Team

Instructor: Law Enforcement & Behavioral Health Professionals

October 14-18, 2019
8am – 5pm

Class will meet in our classroom (above)
Enrollment Deadline: September 21, 2019
Course Size: Minimum -25, Maximum – 30

Course Object

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