Crisis Intervention and De-Escalation Training - Montgomery

Dates: November 15-17, 2021

Meets: M, Tu and W from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Sheriff D.T. Marshall Firearms Training

APOST Hours: 20.00

Cost: $0.00

Meets: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Law Enforcement Contact Hours: 20.00

Location: Sheriff D. T. Marshall Firearms Training Center
6900 Janet Warner Road
Montgomery, AL 36108 

Hotel Information: Staybridge Suites, at 275 Lee Street, Montgomery, AL 36104. The rate is $96 per night and parking fees are waived. The group code is: SDD Staybridge Suites Group Rate Reservations

Who Should Attend: Abuse Counselors, Mental Health workers, Emergency Room personnel.

Course Overview:

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training is a critical part of Law Enforcement and first responder training, it's a collaboration of professionals committed to assisting people with behavioral health disorders, (mental illness, developmental disabilities, Alzheimer's disease and addictive disease).

The CIT model is a form of community policing that improves law enforcement responses for people experiencing a behavioral health crisis. This training will equip first responders with the skills to recognize and assist people experiencing a behavioral health crisis, thereby advancing public safety and reducing the stigma associated with mental health. This training will also increase the knowledge and ability of first responders to direct individuals experiencing a mental health crisis to appropriate services, this helps to increase safety for civilians and officers.

In addition to training, CIT programs build partnerships among Law Enforcement, Behavioral Health, hospitals, consumers, and family members thereby establishing a stronger, community-based behavioral health crisis response.
Due to increased calls for service related to people in a mental health crisis, the ability to handle these type of incidences has been placed at the forefront of Law Enforcement and First Responder training. The most important aspect of the CIT training is to provide law enforcement officers an effective and humane way to interact with people experiencing a mental health crisis.

The 24-hour, three day curriculum is comprised of both classroom instruction and practical exercises/scenarios supervised by mental health professionals, other subject matter experts and certified CIT instructors. The class will feature practical de-escalation role play exercises, lived experiences of consumers and family members. NAMI (Montgomery) (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is supporting this 3 day training.

Topics covered include:

  • Signs and Symptoms of mental and substance use disorders
  • Psychiatric Medications
  • Suicide Risk Assessment
  • De-escalation skills training and role play
  • Auditory Hallucination training
  • Community Resources and more!


  • Dr. Scott Holmes (Department of Youth Services)
  • Captain Anthony Welch (Montgomery Fired Department)
  • Mr. Ryan Trent (Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority)
  • Lieutenant Juan Jerry (Montgomery County Sheriff) (Lead Instructor)
  • Lieutenant Andre Carlisle (Montgomery Police Department)
  • Sergeant Gerald Killough (Montgomery Police Department)
  • Lieutenant Robert Irsik (Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)
  • Mr. Demetrius Shipman (Montgomery County Community Corrections)

Sponsors: This training is sponsored by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, AUM's Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse & Training Institute, the Institute for Criminal Justice Education, Inc, and ADECA Law Enforcement Planning/Traffic Safety Division. This training is partially funded by an ADECA Law Enforcement Planning subgrant #20-DJ-ST-001 awarded to AUM and its Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse.


For questions about registration, please contact Jasmine Richards at or by phone 334-244-3804.


Fee: $0.00

Sheriff D.T. Marshall Firearms Training

Date Day Time Location
11/15/2021Monday8 AM to 5 PM Sheriff D.T. Marshall Firearms Training
11/16/2021Tuesday8 AM to 5 PM Sheriff D.T. Marshall Firearms Training
11/17/2021Wednesday8 AM to 5 PM Sheriff D.T. Marshall Firearms Training


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