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
Chapter 43.1010 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 43.101.420 – 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:
- 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 | email@example.com
Rachelle Wright | CIT King County Program Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Lockhart | CIT Coordinator | email@example.com
Glenda Coms | CIT Admin | firstname.lastname@example.org
General Questions | email@example.com
Interested in joining the CIT King County Coordinator Committee Meetings on the last Friday of the month? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to get added to the invite and receive the meeting link.
The Northwest Regional CIT Conference is postponed to Spring 2023, in person in Seaside, Oregon. Please use the course interest link below to add your name to the mailing list so that we can get your registration and date details when they become available. Thank you!
Please indicate your interest by signing up on the Course Interest Survey under CIT Regional Conference #8085.
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*These articles are not endorsed by WSCJTC, but are for informational purposes only.
|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.||
|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.||