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.
2023 Training Dates:
- Feb 6 - 10 @ Royal Oak PD FULL
- Mar 20 - 24 @ Auburn Hills PD FULL
- May 15 - 19 @ OCSO, Pontiac FULL
- Jun 12 - 16 @ Troy Training Center FULL
- Sep 11 - 15 @ TBD
- Oct 9 - 13 @ TBD
Click here to complete an application for the 40-hour CIT Training. You will receive an email if you have been accepted into the training.
CIT 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.
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.
Upcoming 2023 Training Dates:
- To be determined
CIT Advanced Refresher 8-Hour Training
CIT Oakland is developing 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.
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