Crisis Intervention Team Training for Dispatchers
The Southwest Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy will be hosting an eight-hour CIT for
Dispatchers training on March 1, 2023. The course is open to current E911 communications
– Become familiarized with the CIT Concept and how a CIT Assessment Center functions.
– Learn from mental health professionals about different types of mental illness and how to
recognize and deal with people experiencing mental health crises.
– Verbal de-escalation skills: The words and approach that may convince a person to get
help or defuse a potentially violent encounter.
– Scenario-based training on responding to crises. With the help of trained experienced
officers and mental health workers, students practice their skills in common crisis
situations, and get immediate feedback from instructors and classmates.
– And much more
Training Fee: Free to Law Enforcement/E911 Communications Center employees.
Course taught by members of Highlands Crisis Intervention Team as well as multiple community
Course Registration can be completed on TRACER