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Advanced CIT training held in Lee County

Advanced CIT training held in Lee County

Publication Date: March 29, 2023

Lee County held an Advanced Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training class on March 21, 2023, at the Emergency Services Training Center of Central Carolina Community College. Sgt. Scott Hair of the Sanford Police Department served as host officer. Chairman Kirk Smith, Lee County Board of County Commissioners, opened the class and presented Lt. S. Dana Elliott, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, with a Certificate of Appreciation for his dedicated service to the citizens of Lee County, North Carolina, and to the success of CIT. Fifteen law enforcement and first responders completed the 8-hour training class. Participants included representatives from the Sanford Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, Holly Springs Police Department, Hoke County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Moore County Public Safety - Cypress Pointe Fire Department, Moore County Sheriff’s Office, Moore County Schools Police Department, and Mount Gilead Police Department. Training topics included Working with Veterans/Military PTSD, Suicide Prevention and Intervention and Officer/First Responder Wellness. CIT in Lee County is supported through a partnership between Sandhills Center, the Sanford Police Department, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections - Community Supervision, Daymark Recovery Services, Central Carolina Hospital: A Duke LifePoint Hospital, Therapeutic Alternatives, Central Carolina Community College, NAMI - Cumberland, Harnett and Lee Counties, and the Lee County Health Department/LeeCAN. Photo credit: Neil McGowan, Central Carolina Community College