CIT held in Harnett County
Harnett County held its third Crisis Intervention Team training class the week of Nov. 5, 2018. Thirteen officers representing the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office, Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Dunn Police Department participated in the 40-hour class. The topics covered included mental illness, substance use, intellectual and developmental disabilities, legal issues, suicide prevention, medications and de-escalating crisis situations. The students met individuals and families with lived experience, and visited a local provider to speak with people who are receiving services. Lt. Scott Jeffries of the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office hosted the class. In addition to Sandhills Center, CIT in Harnett County is cosponsored by NAMI – Cumberland, Lee & Harnett, Central Carolina Community College, Good Hope Hospital, Harnett Health, and the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office. Photo credit (below): Heather Odendahl, Sandhills Center Communications Specialist.