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Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Completed by Law Enforcement Officers

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Law enforcement officers from Nash County Sheriff’s Office, Nashville 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: Crisis Intervention Training Coordinator Scott Strickland, Nash County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Stanley Ricks, Nash County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Robert Carlisle, Nash County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Abby Genaudeau, Rocky Mount Police Department Officer Justin McCoy, Trillium Health Crisis Intervention Training Coordinator Tiffanie Ritenour; Back row, from left: NCC Director Law Enforcement In-Service Training Jim Thomas, Nashville Police Department Officer Ronald Jones, Nashville Police Department Officer Zachary Webb, Rocky Mount Police Department Officer Michael Lamm, Nash County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Randy VanHouten, Nash County Sheriff’s Office Detention Officer Annie Tabron.