Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training

Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) is a program that teaches law enforcement as front-line caretakers in the assessment and management of offenders with mental illness. 

Every year, more than two million jail bookings involve a person with a mental health condition. As the contacts between law enforcement and those needing mental health care become more frequent, there’s an increased need for collaboration and cooperation between the systems.  CIT training will not only help to de-escalate crisis situations, it will enhance safety and access to treatment.

Pictured to the right is Chester County's 9th CIT class, including County Commissioners, instructors and participants, held April 2022. 

9th CIT Training Class - April 2022 (2)
CIT County Map March 2022

Suicide Prevention Resources

  • Safe Call Now - National, confidential 24-hour crisis referral services for public safety employees, emergency services personnel and their family members.
  • Serve & Protect - Crisis line for public safety professionals looking for trauma services, especially therapists.
  • The Badge of Life -  Police suicide prevention program
  • QPR Institute - Suicide prevention training
  • CopLine - National law enforcement officers hotline
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