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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WAC 139-09 – Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)

                              139-09-010          Definitions

                              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      

Chapter  43.1010 RCW  – Criminal Justice Training Commission – Education and Training Standards Boards

Sections:

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 43.101.420 – Personal crisis recognition and crisis intervention services – Training

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:

 

“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 | bgraham@cjtc.wa.gov

Rachelle Wright | CIT King County Program Manager | rwright@cjtc.wa.gov

Tony Lockhart | CIT Coordinator | tlockhart@cjtc.wa.gov

Glenda Coms | CIT Admin | gcoms@cjtc.wa.gov

General Questions | cit@cjtc.wa.gov


TRAINING COURSES

Course Name Course Number Description Cost
8076 This 8-hour class is designed to train police officers and mental health experts who have already been trained in the 40 hour, adult CIT model, and who have a role in CIT training in their department or region. 

Free

8070 This 40-hour class is designed to educate King County law enforcement officers on issues related to becoming a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer. Free
8062 This 40-hour Crisis Intervention Team Training class is designed to educate law enforcement officers on becoming a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer. Free
8069 This course is designed to inform, educate and/or reiterate the best practices for dealing with detainees that may go through a crisis while in custody. The intent of this course is to understand, recognize, and discuss the techniques and skills needed for dealing with detainees and subjects in mental health crisis.  Free
8068 This is an 8-hour class to educate fire/EMS personnel on issues related to Crisis Intervention. This course will provide updated materials, skills, and public relations in regards to responding to individuals in behavioral health crisis. Free
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.

Free

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