The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office trains a number of deputies in crisis intervention skills to provide better services to mentally ill people in our community. Today, more deputies are able to identify characteristics of mental illness, they can skillfully intervene in a crisis and they possess resources to help the person in question.
The program selectively recruits deputies for the 40-hour training course, which involves expert lecturers, role-playing scenarios with actors and visits to local mental-health facilities. Once certified in crisis intervention, deputies are labeled CITs (crisis intervention Team). CIT deputies wear a pin on their uniforms.
- Jefferson Center for Mental Health
- Juvenile Assessment Center