Crisis Intervention Training for
Law Enforcement Officers
SCLHSA and its partner agencies the St. Charles, Lafourche, and Terrebonne Sheriff’s Offices hosted a Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) for Law Enforcement Officers the week of June 3-7, 2019. CIT is a free 40-hour training that is known nationally as the Memphis Model. The course provides law enforcement-based crisis intervention training for safe intervention with persons experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The training covered: foundations of mental illness and substance disorders, understanding persons with developmental disabilities, psychotropic medications, community resources, and practicums. Law Enforcement Officers from Jefferson, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. John, St. Tammany, and Terrebonne Parishes completed the course.