Crisis Intervention Team


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.

Upclose image of a police officers right shoulder and arm with Crisis Intervention Team pin

The Program

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.

Local Resources

  • Jefferson Center for Mental Health
    Phone: 303-425-0300
  • Juvenile Assessment Center
    Phone: 720-497-7770