Bergen County CIT Improves Community Connections

The second Bergen County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training was held at the Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute in Mahwah from September 12th-16th. The purpose of the training is to strengthen connection, communication and continuity between law enforcement and mental health resources within the community.

CIT-NJ is on a mission to provide adequate information and training on mental health crises to law enforcement, mental health and emergency response professionals. This 5 day 40-hour certification is an intense and interactive program designed to teach emergency teams how to recognize and identify an individual experiencing a mental health crisis, then safely and compassionately approach the situation.

“After 23 years this class made me realize some of the ways to better handle situations and de-escalate situations. This class must be taught to all officers,” commented one law enforcement officer upon completion of his final evaluation of the training.

Throughout the week, a variety of mental health professionals train on the causes and natures of various

mental health challenges, including but not limited to: schizophrenia, psychosis, mood and personality disorders, suicide assessment, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The training covers typical patterns of behavior,


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