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Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training

About CIT

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is a community-based program that promotes strong working partnerships between law enforcement, emergency services and mental health services with the common goal of providing appropriate intervention, care and support to individuals in a mental health or emotionally disturbed crisis. CIT trainings are held nationally and locally throughout California, including a Curriculum Update for CIT coordinators.

CIT FAQs

What is CIT?
CIT stands for Crisis Intervention Team (commonly mistaken as Crisis Intervention Training.)  CIT represents a collaboration of mental health, law enforcement, consumers and family members,  local providers and the community. 
CIT training for officers is a multi-disciplinary 40 hour (typically) program.

How can I start a CIT Training Program in my county?

  • Based on the classic Memphis Model,  planning at the outset should include at a minimum: your Behavioral Health Department, your County Sheriff and Police Chiefs Association and your local NAMI Group. 
  • One of the best sources is one of the CIT co-founders, Major Sam Cochran, Memphis PD retired, now at Memphis University's CIT Center.
  • Join CIT International and attend their annual conference.
  • The CA POST Commission has the lesson plans from all the State's CIT programs on file.  Your Sheriff should be able to get those from your regional POST representative.

CIT Resources

CIT Center, Memphis University

 

Essential Elements of a CIT Program (Bureau of Justice Assistance)

 

CIT International

 

NAMI CIT Resources

 

Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)

 

 

CIT Programs/Trainings in California

COLLEGE OF THE REDWOODS-REDWOODS CENTER
7351 TOMPKINS HILL ROAD
EUREKA 95501
(707) 476-4334

GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE-REGIONAL CJTC
15744 GOLDEN WEST STREET
HUNTINGTON BEACH 92647
(714) 895-8925

MARIN COUNTY SHERIFF' DEPARTMENT
3501 CIVIC CENTER DR., RM 145
SAN RAFAEL 94903
(415) 499-7836

MERCED COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
700 W. 22ND STREET
MERCED 95340
(209) 385-7310

MONTEREY COUNTY
(831) 755-4083

RIVERSIDE POLICE DEPARTMENT
10540 MAGNOLIA STREET, STE B
RIVERSIDE 925051897
(951) 353-7196

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
P. O. BOX 1456
SAN BERNARDINO 92402
(909) 473-2695

SAN FRANCISCO POLICE DEPARTMENT
350 AMBER DRIVE
SAN FRANCISCO 94131
(415) 401-4600

San Jose Police Department
1302 N 4TH St
SAN JOSE 95112
(408) 501-0960

SAN LUIS OBISPO POLICE DEPARTMENT
1042 WALNUT STREET
SAN LUIS OBISPO 93401
(805) 781-7353

SANTA CLARA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
55 W. YOUNGER AVENUE
SAN JOSE 95110
(408) 808-4628

SONOMA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
2796 VENTURA AVE.
SANTA ROSA 95403
(707) 565-8882

SOUTH BAY REGIONAL TRAINING CONSORTIUM
3095 YERBA BUENA ROAD
SAN JOSE 95135
(408) 270-6458

STANISLAUS COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE REGIONAL TRAINING CENTER
3805 CORNUCOPIA WAY
MODESTO 95358
(209) 525-4704

TRAINING FOR SAFETY INC. (TFS)
801 MAHLER ROAD SUITE 205
BURLINGAME 94010
(650) 692-0437 Ext: 107

VENTURA COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING CENTER
425 DURLEY AVENUE
CAMARILLO 93010
(805) 388-4419

YOLO COUNTY
MICHAEL SUMMERS
disabilityresponse@yahoo.com
(916) 600-3742

 

 

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