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Events and Trainings

Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)

CIT is the abbreviation for a concept known as Crisis Intervention Team. CIT is an innovative first responder model that has been successfully utilized by law enforcement personnel in all other 99 counties of N. C. and nationally across the U.S. Thus, CIT is an effective law enforcement training and response program designed for first responders who handle crisis calls involving people with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and alcohol and substance abuse disorders. Read more...

CIT Brochure

 

Crisis Intervention Team Stat Sheet

Instructions: The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Stat Sheet is a model format that may be used by CIT trained personnel when handling crisis calls involving persons with mental illnesses, intellectual/developmental disabilities or substance abuse disorders. Any personnel who elect to use this form should complete and submit it in accordance with your department’s protocol. 

Crisis Intervention Team Stat Sheet

 

Previous Academies and Graduates 

 

Johnston County CIT Class 13

The 13th Johnston County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Academy graduated eighteen participants in February 2017. CIT Training is based on the Memphis (TN) Model that provides law enforcement and other first responders with 40 hours of additional training to respond to people in mental health crisis. The total number of local first responders to receive the vital training since the program began in December 2011 is 170.

13th CIT Academy Graduates

CIT Graduates: (left to right):

CIT Graduates pictured: Jessica Crawford, Brian Temple, Elizabeth Gower, Jordan Byrd, Hank Martinez, Clarence Figgins, Anthony Bradshaw, Matthew Peedin, Deanna Harris, James Rodgers, Richard Cooper, Ashley Hall, Travis Ross, Brandon Evans, Johnathan Solomon, Ronny Matthews, Chris Driver.

 

 

Johnston County CIT Class 12 

The 12th Johnston County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Academy graduated twenty-one participants in August 2016. CIT Training is based on the Memphis (TN) Model that provides law enforcement and other first responders with 40 hours of additional training to respond to people in mental health crisis. The total number of local first responders to receive the vital training since the program began in December 2011 is 152.

The certification is obtained through the Johnston County Mental Health Center and Johnston Community College.

12th CIT Academy Graduates

CIT Graduates: (left to right): Banks Wallace- Emergency Services, Brian Clifton- JCSO,  Andrew McCoy- JCSO, Daniel Bailey- JCSO, Freddie Brooks West- Johnston UNC Health Care, Jordan Haddock- JCSO, Patrick Millar- Clayton PD, Nicholas Harrison- Nash County Sheriff’s Office, Russell Flint- Clayton PD, Kaitlyn Caldwell- Benson PD, Tyler Johnson- Clayton PD, Robyn Roberts-EMS, Jason Linder- Clayton PD, Genevieve Salyers - EMS, Daniel Daniels- EMS, Melissa Hickman- EMS, Mark Somerville- Clayton PD, Jamie Brantley- Clayton PD, James Ward- Selma PD,  Brian Pounds- Clayton PD, Miguel Duran Jr- Clayton PD.


 

Johnston County CIT Class 11 

The 11th Johnston County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training academy was held February 15-19, 2016 and graduated its largest class to date of 21. Since December 2011, 131 law enforcement officers and other first responders have become certified CIT Officers through the Johnston County Mental Health Center and Johnston Community College. We are looking forward to continued growth of the CIT Program in Johnston County.

11th CIT Academy Graduates

CIT Graduates: Left to right: Charles Williams- FSU PD, Michael Savage- JCSO, Crystal Daughtry- Princeton PD, Virginia Singletary- EMS, David Johnson- JCSO, Stacey Turner- EMS, Victor Denoble- Smithfield PD, Ellis Daniels- EMS, Dwayne Shubert- EMS, Amy Boykin- EMS, Patrick Medlin- Clayton PD, John Parker- Clayton PD, Terrance Phillips- FSU PD, Luis Cruz- FSU PD, Terry Avery- Selma PD, Colonel Kilpatrick- Clayton PD, Joshua Layhew- Selma PD, Brandon Allen- JCSO, Erick Martinez- Clayton PD, William Roberts- FSU PD, James Moore- FSU PD

 

Johnston County CIT Class 10 

The 10th Johnston County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training academy was held August 10-14, 2015 and graduated its largest class to date of 17. Since December 2011, 110 law enforcement officers and other first responders have become certified CIT Officers through the Johnston County Mental Health Center and Johnston Community College. More than 89 of those are from Johnston County agencies. Last year Johnston County trained 20 people over the span of three training academies. This year, that number increased to 32 people trained over the span of two training academies. We are looking forward to continued growth in the CIT Program in Johnston County.

 CIT Academy 10 Graduates

CIT Graduates - Front Row: Andrew Kesick- Lillington PD, Travis Kornegay- ECU PD, Teresa Wall- Johnston Co EMS, Meredith Langston- Johnston Co Sheriff’s Office, Lisa Langston- Four Oaks EMS, Hope Shivar- Wayne Co Sheriff’s Office, Tonya Jones- Johnston Co EMS, Jennifer Turner, Johnston Co EMS, Michael Machamer- Wayne Co Sheriff’s Office. Back Row: Brett Kain- Fuquay-Varina PD, Sarah Thead- Johnston Co EMS, Bradley Matthews- Johnston Co Sheriff’s Office, Millicent Bailey- Johnston Co Sheriff’s Office, Richard McLeod- Johnston Co EMS, Michael Wolbert- Johnston Co Sheriff’s Office, David Neilson- Selma PD, Donald Wilson- Selma PD.

 

 

Johnston County CIT Class 9

The 9th Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training academy was held in February 2015. The week long training was scheduled for February 16-20, 2015 but stretched into the following week due to inclement weather. Commitment of the class members and their departments, creative rescheduling, dedication of presenters and volunteers, access to other facilities when the college closed, and working lunches culminated in the graduation of 15 newly certified CIT Officers. Since December 2011, 93 people have become certified CIT Officers through the Johnston County Mental Health Center and Johnston Community College. 77 of those are from Johnston County agencies.

CIT Academy 9

CIT Graduates - Front Row: Quintea Padgett- Johnston UNC Health Care, Christy Carrothers- JCEMS, Duane Ealy- Smithfield PD, Leo Kearney III- Rocky Mount PD, James Howington- JCSO, Jason Palmer- JCEMS, Jimi Whaley- JCEMS Back Row: Tomas Wilder- NCDPS, Rickey Parker- Smithfield PD, Rodney Barbour Jr- JCSO, Bentley Powell- Wilson’s Mills FD, Richard Reliford Jr- JCSO, William Thomas- Selma PD, Adam Godwin- JCEMS, Bradley Chestnut- JCEMS

 

 

Johnston County CIT Class 8

The 8th Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training academy was held October 20, 2014 through October 24, 2014 by Johnston County Mental Health Center and Johnston Community College. Since the Fall of 2011, 78 people have become certified CIT Officers and 63 of those are from Johnston County. 

CIT is a training and response program designed for law enforcement and other first responders who handle crisis calls involving people with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and alcohol and substance use disorders. WRAL just recently aired a documentary on the story of Keith Vidal and CIT Training called “A Call for Help”.

The following agencies in Johnston County have certified CIT officers: Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, Smithfield Police, Clayton Police, Benson Police, Selma Police, Princeton Police, Johnston County Emergency Medical Services, Johnston UNC Health Care, Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Corrections and Juvenile Justice, and the Mental Health Association of Johnston County.

CIT Academy 8

Pictured (from left): Charlene Meyers- CIT Training Coordinator- JCMHC, Officer Andy Jernigan- Lead Officer- Clayton PD, Captain Kenneth Brice Helms- Johnston UNC Health Care, Officer Shayna Ptack- Smithfield PD, Officer Scott Holzshu- Clayton PD, Master Sgt Gary Whitman- Lead Officer- Benson PD, Lieutenant Jason Garner- JCEMS.