CIT - Force Options

This program is funded by the Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) 2 Initiative PRI-08: Crisis Intervention Training – First Responders for King County Sheriff, Police, Jail Staff, Fire/EMS, and Other First Responders. In collaboration with the King County Sheriff’s Office and King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division.

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.

This class will combine hands-on physical force options training and classroom lecture

Options will include resource options and full spectrum force options to include:

  • Isolate and contain
  • Avoid engaging
  • De-escalation tactics
  • Physical control tactics
  • Less lethal
  • Deadly force

To register for the course, contact your Training Manager to register you in Acadis

Upcoming classes are listed below.  Registration does not guarantee acceptance into the class.  Selections will be completed four weeks prior to the class; those accepted into the class will receive a notification at that time.

Participants must have taken at least 8 hours of tactical communications, Verbal Judo, de-escalation techniques, CIT related or any other communication type classes.


Rachelle Wright (CIT King County Program Manager), Glenda Coms (Administrative Assistant)

(206) 835-7340

Who can attend our classes?

Class is open to all law enforcement officers and deputies in the State of Washington who meet the pre-requisites.


Reimbursement is available for this class.  For more information, please review this information sheet.


Required Equipment

  • Duty belt with belt keepers
  • Gun
  • Taser holster
  • Civilian type shirt/jacket to wear when concealing weapons in waistline

Optional equipment

  • Mock duty weapon ONLY if carrying something other than a Glock
  • Mat shoes
  • Knee pads
  • Mouth piece
  • Light duty gloves

Dress Code

Visitors attending training at the WSCJTC are encouraged to wear their agency logo shirt/uniform or agency ID badge while on campus. 

Visitors not wearing agency identification can attend classes in business casual attire.  They will need to check in at the front desk and wear a clip-on visitor's identification card.


Classes are typically held 1000 - 1830, unless otherwise noted.


Deadline to cancel is 7 days prior to class.  Send an email to to cancel your registration.

$50 no show or late cancellation fee.