CENTRAL ILLINOIS POLICE TRAINING CENTER
Brian Fengel, Director
Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
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CITT Crisis Intervention Team Training – Class Full
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Instructor: Law Enforcement & Behavioral Health Professionals
March 11-15, 2024
8am – 5pm
Class will meet at: Peru PD, 2650 Peoria Street, Peru, IL
Enrollment Deadline: March 4, 2024
Course Size: Minimum – 25 Maximum – 42
All Handouts of Thumb Drive, bring laptop to follow along
Please wear your police uniform on Thursday, March 14, 2024, Role Playing and Working Lunch
Officer’s MUST BE at least 2 years from their initial date of hire in order to take this class.
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
Risk Assessment and Legal Issues
Veterans in Crisis
Police Response to Suspected Excited Delirium