Crisis Intervention Team Training
The WSCJTC provides training for criminal justice personnel responding to people in a mental health crisis. Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT), involves working in a team with mental health practitioners, law enforcement, medical personnel, and other first responders. The focus is to provide the best services possible to the individual in a mental health crisis.
See the CIT Public Message from WSCJTC here.
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139-09-020 Requirements of training for law enforcement personnel
139-09-030 Crisis intervention training – 8 HR course
139-09-040 Crisis intervention team training – 40 HR course
139-09-060 Exemption, waiver, extension or variance
WAC 139-05-300 – Requirement for in-service training (1e)
Chapter 43.101 RCW – Criminal Justice Training Commission – Education and Training Standards Boards
RCW 43.101.205 – Training on interaction with persons with substance use disorders.
RCW 43.101.227 – Training for interaction with persons with a developmental disability or mental illness
RCW 43.101.425 – Communications to crisis referral services- Confidentiality of communications and records
RCW 43.101.427 – Crisis intervention training – Rules
RCW 43.101.452 – Mental health training
The WSCJTC has the following informational guides available:
- Improving Responses to People With Mental Illnesses: The Essential Elements of a Specialized Law Enforcement – Based Program : Website and Guide
- A Guide to Implementing Police-Based Diversion Programs for People with Mental Illness: Guide
- Crisis Intervention Training Suggested Course Materials Manual
“The Washington CIT programs follow model policies and guidelines brought from using the foundational Memphis CIT Model, Washington State guidelines, and best practice materials from CIT International (CITI). To access the CITI website visit www.citinternational.org.
Overtime/ Backfill Reimbursement Rates
|Eligible Positions||Hourly Rate|
|Law enforcement – patrol officers||$61 / per hour *|
|Corrections Officers||$51 / per hour *|
|Dispatch||$45 / per hour *|
|Firefighter- Non-paramedic||$55 / per hour (King County only)|
|Firefighter/EMS – Paramedic/EMT/EMS||$69/ per hour (King County only)|
Subject to availability. Invoices are due with 14 days after session completion.
Crisis Intervention Team Resources
There are many CIT resources available nationwide. This CIT Resource Page lists local, county, state, and national resources. This listing is for resource purposes only and is not endorsed or supported by the WSCJTC.
Crisis Intervention Team Contacts
Bob Graham | CIT Statewide Program Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachelle Wright | CIT King County Program Manager | email@example.com
Deputy Megan Ross | CIT Coordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org
Glenda Coms | CIT Admin | email@example.com
General Questions | firstname.lastname@example.org
Crisis Intervention Training: Spokane PD (July 2021)
*These articles are not endorsed by WSCJTC, but are for informational purposes only.
|Course Name||Course Number||Description||Cost|
A two hour online crisis intervention course. Each year, a new crisis or de-escalation topic will be released.
|8076||This training is under redevelopment. New class posting and information will be posted when available.||
The CIT 40-hour class educates King County law enforcement officers on how to effectively respond to individuals in a behavioral health crisis.
The CIT 40-hour class educates law enforcement officers within their region on how to effectively respond to individuals in a behavioral health crisis.
This 8-hour course will inform, educate and/or reiterate the best practices when interacting with detainees having a crisis while in custody.
An 8-hour class to educate fire/EMS personnel on issues related to Crisis Intervention. The course provides updated materials, skills, and scenarios when responding to individuals in a behavioral health crisis.
|8071||This is an 8-hour class to educate law enforcement officers on issues related to Crisis Intervention. This course will provide updated materials, skills, and public relations in regards to dealing with mentally ill individuals while on duty.||Free|
|5509||This is an 8-hour class to educate law enforcement officers related to Crisis Intervention. This course will provide up to date materials, skills, and public relations information on dealing with mentally ill individuals.||Free|
|8080||This is an 8-hour class to educate law enforcement officers on issues related to Crisis Intervention. The course is designed to provide training to law enforcement professionals to use appropriate force options when dealing with someone in mental health crisis.||