Law Enforcement Officers Complete Crisis Intervention Training

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Law enforcement officers from Nash County Sheriff’s Office, Spring Hope Police Department, and Rocky Mount Police Department recently completed Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training at Nash Community College. CIT is a 40-hour training designed to assist law enforcement officers who respond to incidents involving individuals with a mental health or substance use crisis, or intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The CIT Program is a community-based collaboration between Nash Community College, individuals in recovery, families, the behavioral health system, law enforcement agencies, mental health providers, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), consumer advocacy organizations and the medical community.

Pictured, front row, from left: Spring Hope Police Department Officer Timothy Bell, Nash County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brooks Heath, Nash County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Brandon Baugham, Rocky Mount Police Department Corporal Ron Reynolds, Rocky Mount Police Department Corporal Curtis Robinson, Rocky Mount Police Department Officer Tyler Foxworth; Back row, from left: Trillium Health Crisis Intervention Training Coordinator Ashley Hicks, Nash County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Anna Hernandez, Nash County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brad Marks, Nash County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Brandon Medina, Nash County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Benjamin Blount, Rocky Mount Police Department Officer William Locke, Rocky Mount Police Department Officer Taylor Graham, Rocky Mount Police Department Officer Giovanni Nevarez, Crisis Intervention Training Coordinator Scott Strickland