Course detail: Crisis Intervention Training

Course Description:
The training is designed for law enforcement officers and dispatchers who, in their duties, are frequently called upon to deal with individuals who are suffering from brain disorders and mental health issues.

The Crisis Intervention Team program is a community partnership working with the District Attorney's office, mental health agencies, multi-jurisdictional law enforcement agencies, the National Association on Mental Illness, consumers and family members. Our goal is to set a standard of excellence for our officers with respect to the treatment of individuals with mental illness. This concept was started in 1988 by the Memphis, Tennessee Police Department in response to a critical incident that occurred in their city involving an officer tragically shooting and killing a person who was suffering from a brain disorder. From that tragedy, CIT was born and has flourished nationwide.

The Kansas Law Enforcement CIT training is an approximately 40 hour intensive training program which provides officers and first responders with the skills, methods and tactics to safely de-escalate incidents involving persons involved in a mental health crisis. The CIT model is about doing the right thing for the right reasons.

Core Competencies:
  • Participants will develop the ability to conclude whether an individual they come in contact with may suffer from brain disorder or mental illness which will help them to determine and implement proper procedure during the encounter.
Course Objectives:
  • Develop understanding of the complexities of mental illness and personality disorders
  • Discuss psychiatric medications and the effects of these medications on the body
  • Discuss alternative placement options based on specific need of client
  • Identify potential suicide victims and ways to prevent suicide
  • Participate in de-escalation training
Instructional Methods:
  • Lecture
  • Class Discussion
  • Scenarios
Who Should Attend:
  • All Public Safety Personnel
Course Requirements:
  • 100% participation and attendance




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 Session Detail: LE21331F

(This session is full; you may join the waitlist)

Schedule: Every day, starting on 04/19/21 and ending on 04/23/21
Times: 08:00am - 05:00pm
NO TUITION : $0.00

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Please dress in layers, as the temperature in the room may be difficult to adjust. The session begins at 8:00AM and is estimated to end at 5:00PM each day.

KLETC Dormitory Information:

For those with reservations at KLETC Welch Hall Dormitory, and specifically for those attendees who desire to come in the night before, please come to the Main KLETC Entrance marked on the map, it is near the flag pole and marked with a large "A". You may check into your room between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM Sunday. Checkout time is 8:00 AM on your departure day or last day of training, please have all personal items removed at that time.

All lodging attendees will find an envelope containing their room key at the front desk in the main lobby reception area. Sheets and a blanket are furnished for our guests. Items you may wish to bring: Alarm Clock, Bath Towels, Wash Cloths, Soap, Shampoo, Hair Dryer, Pillow and Pillowcase and an Extra Blanket.

Weapon Safety - KLETC adopted a new weapons policy effective July 1, 2017. The concealed carry of handguns shall be permitted on the KLETC Campus, including all buildings and public areas to the maximum extent possible while ensuring the safety of the staff, students and guests in a training environment. The open carry of firearms shall be prohibited unless necessary for instruction in an authorized training program. Nothing in this procedure is intended to interfere with a law enforcement officer performing his or her official law enforcement duties on the KLETC campus. Law Enforcement officers attending continuing education or basic training classes, or are attending meetings or other academy- related events, are permitted to carry their firearm while on the KLETC campus. Law enforcement officers carrying a firearm on the KLETC campus must possess appropriate agency identification. ABSOLUTELY NO student, instructor, or role player is allowed to carry any firearm into an area where signage stating "no live weapons or ammunition is allowed in training safety areas" is present. You are responsible for ensuring that your firearm is secured in a safe, reasonable, and acceptable manner while on the KLETC campus. Questions regarding this policy for continuing education students, instructors or guests may be directed to the KLETC Assistant Director for Professional Development and Continuing Education.

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Thank you again for your willingness to participate. We look forward to seeing you at KLETC!!

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