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Officer Testimonials

Officer Testimonials...

Many police officers have taken the time to comment that CIT training has been one of the most helpful trainings they have received during their career. One police chief reported on his experience in a CIT course: I am very impressed ...

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The MNCIT Model

The MNCIT Model

Giving Officers the Tools to Respond Safely and Effectively to a Mental Health Crisis “For certain individuals who have serious mental illnesses, we could practically use a stopwatch to record how many minutes it takes them to re-offend after they walk ...

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Our Goals

Our Goals

• Serving our membership through information, education, and training. • Serving the citizens of the State of Minnesota by promoting professionalism in law enforcement in the area of CIT and police response to incidents of persons struggling with mental illness. • Assisting ...

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The Problem

The Problem

On any given day, the L.A. County Jail, Cook County Jail in Chicago, and Riker's Island in N.Y. hold more people with mental illness than any actual mental health institution in the U.S. The Minnesota Sheriff's Association reports that as high ...

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Our Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide law enforcement personnel and mental health professionals with information and training in how to safely and compassionately handle a person in a mental health crisis. With the help of law enforcement officers and mental health professionals, we provide ...

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Minnesota Crisis Intervention Team Officer’s Association

Minnesota Crisis Int...

A person experiencing a mental health crisis presents some of the most intricate, dangerous, and unstable conditions that a police officer may encounter. The Minnesota Crisis Intervention Team Officer's Association provides training for Minnesota law enforcement officers in how to safely de-escalate and defuse these crisis ...

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What Is Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training?

The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) model can help to address these problems. Similar to SWAT training, the CIT model recognizes that certain types of situations require a specialized response. CIT officers are trained to identify when someone may be experiencing a mental health crisis andContinue reading

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Officer Testimonials

Many police officers have taken the time to comment that CIT training has been one of the most helpful trainings they have received during their career. One police chief reported on his experience in a CIT course:

I am very impressed with the CIT course. I encourage my peers to send their personnel to this course and I’ll be so bold as to recommend that this be a required course for all who work in law enforcement.

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The MNCIT Model

“For certain individuals who have serious mental illnesses, we could practically use a stopwatch to record how many minutes it takes them to re-offend after they walk out of the jail,” reports one assistant jail administrator in Greater Minnesota. “They cycle in and out of the jail, and the underlying issues, like mental health, never get addressed.”

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