Crisis Intervention and De-Escalation Training - Montgomery

Dates: November 30 - December 2, 2022

Meets: W, Th and F from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Sheriff D.T. Marshall Firearms Training

APOST Hours: 20.00

Cost: $0.00

Course Description:

Who Should Attend: First Responders, Substance 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!

This training is sponsored by Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, (U. S. Department of Justice Grant). Registration for this conference is funded by AUM and its Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse. This training will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 5:00 p.m.
Dr. Scott Holmes (Department of Youth Services)
Mr. Ryan Trent (Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority)
Corporal Steven Wallace (Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)
Corporal Nina Knapp (Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)
Sergeant Michael Lane (Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)
Corporal Alton Knight (Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)
Sergeant Kimberly Mims-Harris (Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)
Deputy Leslie Harrell (Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)
Captain Searcy (Montgomery Fire Department)
Mr. Demetrius Shipman (Montgomery County Community Corrections)

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

Fee: $0.00

Sheriff D.T. Marshall Firearms Training

Date Day Time Location
11/30/2022Wednesday8 AM to 5 PM Sheriff D.T. Marshall Firearms Training
12/01/2022Thursday8 AM to 5 PM Sheriff D.T. Marshall Firearms Training
12/02/2022Friday8 AM to 5 PM Sheriff D.T. Marshall Firearms Training


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