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News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Friday, Jan. 4, 2013

Media and Interested Parties

Sheriff's Office co-hosts 'Crisis Intervention Team' training Feb. 25 - March 1 to improve law-enforcement encounters with mentally ill

In late February, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas County Behavioral Health and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will partner to host a five-day session of "Crisis Intervention Team" training to improve law-enforcement encounters with the mentally ill, aging, and drug- or alcohol-affected.

The course will be held Monday-Friday, Feb. 25 - March 1 at the Public Safety Training Center (12700 SE 82nd Ave., Clackamas, OR 97015). It is open to first responders, 911 dispatchers, and law-enforcement and fire personnel. Media interested in learning more about the program are invited to interview key participants.

Since February 2005, the Sheriff's Office has collaborated with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and local mental-health agencies to build the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program. CIT's goal is to provide information, tools, and resources to enhance first-responder encounters with the emotionally disturbed -- in jail and on the street -- and reduce overall incarcerations and risk of injury or death.

Since 2005, the Sheriff's Office has provided CIT training to 205 of its own deputies and 212 from 54 other participating local, state and federal agencies.

To read a 2006 Oregonian article on our CIT efforts, click here.

Full information on the five-day conference:
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CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINING

DATES: February 25 - March 1, 2013

TARGET AUDIENCE:
First responders, 911 dispatchers, law enforcement and fire personnel

SPONSORING AGENCIES:
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas County Behavioral Health, NAMI

Enrollment limited to 28 students

WHERE:
Public Safety Training Center (12700 SE 82nd Ave., Clackamas, OR 97015)

INSTRUCTORS:
Representing the fields of mental health, law enforcement, the State Psychiatric Review Board, and corrections

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
Earns Clackamas Community College credits

TO REGISTER:
Send Name, Agency, Contact, and Billing Information to CSO Julie Fanger:


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, February 11, 2013

CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING OBJECTIVES


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Sheriff Craig Roberts

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