Crisis Intervention Team Training Offered for Law Enforcement

WARREN, Ohio – The Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board and the Ohio Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness are sponsoring Crisis Intervention Team training for law enforcement officers. 

Training will take place Nov. 14, 15, 16, 17 and 20 in the first-floor conference rooms at the Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority office, 4076 Youngstown Road.

Commencement exercises will take place at 1 p.m. Nov. 20. The featured speaker will be Vincent Peterson Sr., officer in charge for the Intensive Supervision Program of the Trumbull County Adult Probation Department.

CIT programs are designed to improve the way members of law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises. The training is free to law enforcement agencies in Trumbull County. 

“More than 300 police and corrections officers from 32 jurisdictions have completed CIT training in Trumbull County since 2006,” said John Myers, CIT program coordinator.

“During the five-day training, officers will learn about treatment and supportive services that are available locally for persons in crisis due to mental health or addiction issues,” Myers said. “They also learn skills to help de-escalate these crises, which they are very likely to encounter in the course of their daily work.”

More information is available HERE.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.