CIT Training

CIT Oakland 40-Hour Training

The CIT Oakland training is a 40-hour comprehensive training provided to law enforcement on mental health. The goal of the training is to teach officers to de-escalate situations where an individual is in crisis. This training is a collaborative effort between Oakland Community Health Network, OCC CREST, local law enforcement agencies, and behavioral health providers. At this time, this training is only open to Oakland County law enforcement agencies. 
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Empty hCIT Oakland follows the Memphis Model and Core Elements of CIT, which is based on the premise that experienced officers who volunteer are best at responding to mental illness calls. For this reason, we have an application process that must be completed prior to allowing participation in courses hosted by our team. **Priority is given to Oakland County law enforcement officers**

  • The 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course is strongly recommended prior to attending this 40-hour course.
  • Applicants must have one year post academy experience.

Click here to apply to attend a 2024 CIT Oakland Training. 

Download the 2024 CIT Flyer here.
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CIT-Y 8-Hour Training

The standard CIT training offered to most police officers focuses primarily on response techniques for adults. While there are some general similarities between adults and youth, there are important and unique distinctions that require specialized knowledge and training. CIT-Y trains police officers on response techniques that are appropriate for youth with behavioral health needs. 

Click here to complete an application for the CIT - Y Training.
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Coming Soon!

CIT Advanced Refresher 8-Hour Training

CIT Oakland will be launching a refresher training with advanced scenarios for law enforcement officers who have complete the 40-hour CIT Training more than one year prior.  This training will cover de-escalation strategies, review of civil commitment laws and other legal considerations, as well as updates on local Oakland County resources. Refresher training should be done every 3-5 years. 

CIT Dispatcher Training

CIT Oakland is developing a CIT Dispatch training for dispatchers. This training will cover de-escalation strategies, overview of mental health and substance use disorders, as well as updates on local Oakland County resources.


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