CIT-Trained Police Officers Try To Get People Into Mental Health Services Before A Crisis Occurs

The Kansas City (MO) Star (5/7, Robertson) reported that “police departments in Missouri and Kansas and much of the nation are training more officers to defuse potentially volatile situations of mental illness,” using crisis intervention team training to calmly defuse situations involving people with severe mental illnesses. Whenever possible, CIT-trained officers try to get “people into mental health services before there is a crisis.”

Related Links:

— “Growing mental health crisis lands on specially trained officers,” Joe Robertson, Kansas City Star, May 7, 2016.

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