CIT 4 hr. refresher- South Portland PD
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This is an advanced CIT/CIT Refresher, attendees must have already taken the 40 hr basic CIT class. Special topics will be discussed, including a 2 hr block on Autism that meets the mandatory requirement for 2016, a block on substance use disorder and a block on police stress

5/18/2016
When: 05/18/2016
8:00 AM
Where: South Portland Police Department
30 Antoine Street
South Portland, Maine  04106
United States
Contact: Matt Brown, CIT Training Director
(207) 622-5767 ext. 2319


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CIT training is a 40 hour block of comprehensive instruction designed to train law enforcement officers and other first responders to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness; to provide participants with the skills to de-escalate situations involving individuals in a mental health crisis, and to hopefully be able to divert the person to appropriate local treatment resources rather than arrest, when that is appropriate.

 

The main goals of CIT are to improve officer and consumer safety, and to redirect individuals with mental illness from the judicial system into the mental health treatment and support system.

 

* The CIT Refresher, is a 4 or 8 hour block of instruction, which typically includes special topics relevant to officers in the field, such as substance use disorder; suicide risk assessment; review of crisis de-escalation skills; veteran and homelessness issues, and updates on current crisis resources available to officers in the field.

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