Crisis Intervention Team E-911 Training (CIT)

CIT E911 Announcement 

The Southwest Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy will be hosting a four hour Crisis Intervention
Team E-911 (CIT) training on November 16th, 2022 at the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office. The course
is open to current E-911 Communications Officers, and Office/Administrative personnel to aid in the
recognition and treatment of mental illness.

– Learn from mental health professionals and experienced law enforcement officers from local
agencies on how to recognize and deal with people experiencing mental health crises.
– Verbal de-escalation skills: CIT teaches skills for officer safety – the words, approach and body
language that convince a person to get help or defuse a potentially violent encounter.
– Familiarity with community resources.
– Scenario-based training on responding to crises. With the help of trained experienced officers and
mental health workers, students will practice their skills in common crisis situations, and get
immediate feedback from instructors and classmates.
– Marcus Alert Overview
– “988” Overview

Training Fee: Free to law enforcement agencies.

Certification: E-911 Crisis Intervention Team Certification

Course taught by members of Appalachian Crisis Intervention Team, Cumberland Mountain Community
Services Board as well as multiple community partners, with the special assistance of staff from:
Highlands CIT/CSB and Norton, Lee, Wise and Scott CIT / Planning District 1 CSB

Course Registration: Complete academy registration form and forward to academy.



Nov 16 2022


10:00 am - 3:30 pm


Buchanan County Sheriff's Office
1327 Lovers Gap Road, Vansant, VA 24656

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