Media Availability: SLCPD Invites Media to CIT Scenario Training This Thursday CIT expert available for interviews
SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is hosting a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Academy for police officers and police trainees. This academy provides training for officers to enable them to learn about and identify signs of community members who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Salt Lake City Police Department is committed to providing the best possible resources for those who are in crisis. Currently, Salt Lake City Police Department trains all new recruits in CIT and has over 300 officers serving who have had the training.
The CIT academy will be concluding tomorrow. The final class periods will include scenario based training that will allow officers and trainees to utilize skills they have developed throughout the week. We would like to invite the media to attend this event. A CIT expert will be available for interviews.
Who: Police recruits and officers from various agencies throughout the valley
What: Scenario based training for officers to recognize/address a mental health crisis
When: Thursday, May 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where: The Maverik Center located at 3200 Decker Lake Drive West Valley City