(ALCOA, Tenn.) A group of law enforcement officers and first responders will graduate from Crisis Intervention Team training on June 7, 2019.
These officers will undergo 40 hours of intensive training, which helps them identify mental health resources to assist people in crisis. The training connects officers with mental health professionals who can provide support when a challenging situation occurs. In addition, officers learn verbal de-escalation skills and experience scenario-based training on responding to crises.
CIT training benefits officers and the community in numerous ways, including diverting nonviolent offenders from overcrowded jails, decreased arrests and fewer injuries to officers and community members.
When: Friday, June 7th at 3 p.m.
Where: Alcoa Police Department Court Room, 2020 N. Wright Rd. Alcoa, Tenn.
Speakers: Clint Abbott, City of Alcoa Mayor; Trish Richert, NAMI Maryville
The media is invited to attend. If you are interested in setting up interviews and/or attending the event, please contact Jessica Hill at 865-599-5836.
The Helen Ross McNabb Center is a premier not‐for‐profit provider of behavioral health services in East Tennessee. Since 1948, the Center has provided quality and compassionate care to children, adults and families experiencing mental illness, addiction and social challenges. As the Center celebrates more than 70 years of providing services to communities in East Tennessee, its mission remains clear and simple; “Improving the lives of the people we serve.” For more information, visit www.mcnabbcenter.org or call 865‐637‐9711.
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