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CIT News Briefs - 2020-Present

CIT News Briefs - 2020-Present

For more information or to request Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training in your community, please contact Kellie Moran at 336-389-6132 -- or -- Robert Nelson at 910-673-7148. Both are Justice Systems Clinical Liaisons for Sandhills Center. They also may be reached by calling toll-free 1-800-256-2452.

For archived CIT news briefs (2016-2019), click here.

Sandhills Center hosts first CIT training class of 2021

Guilford County was the site of the Sandhills Center region's first Crisis Intervention Team training class of 2021, held the week of February 15-19. Lt. Holly Pate of the Greensboro Police Department served as host officer, and 21 participants represented the following agencies: Greensboro PD, Eden PD, Asheboro PD, Chapel Hill PD, Whiteville PD, High Point PD, the North Carolina Deparment of Public Safety - Probation and Parole, the Guilford County Sheriff's Office, Caldwell County Sheriff's Office, and the NC State Park Rangers. Guilford County CIT training is a partnership between Sandhills Center, NAMI Guilford, Greensboro PD, High Point PD, the Guilford County Sheriff's Office and Guilford Technical Community College.  Photo credit: Kellie Moran, Sandhills Center

Above: Guilford County CIT graduates - February 2021

Sandhills Center publishes CIT training 2020 Year In Review

Sandhills Center has published a report that highlights the year of Crisis Intervention Team training in our region. You can read it here.

Randolph County is site of final CIT training class for 2020

During the week of Nov. 16, 2020, in Randolph County, Sandhills Center cohosted the final Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training class of the year. CIT is sponsored by Sandhills Center in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Randolph Community College and NAMI. Scotty Kidd with the NC Department of Public Safety Community Corrections served as host officer. The 40-hour class graduated 25 participants, representing the Asheboro Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Department of Public Safety Community Corrections and Randolph County 911. Photo credits: Kellie Moran, Sandhills Center 

Below: Randolph County CIT graduates -- November 2020

Asheboro Police Department

Greensboro Police Department

High Point Police Department

Randolph County 911

North Carolina Department of Public Safety Community Corrections (Randolph County)

Moore County CIT Training held in November 2020

Moore County held its second Crisis Intervention Team training class of 2020 during the week of November 2. Moore County CIT is supported through a partnership between Sandhills Center, the Moore County Sheriff's Office, Sandhills Community College, Moore County Emergency Medical Services, FirstHealth of the Carolinas and NAMI-Moore County. Host officers included Lt. Bryan Monroe and Sgt. Todd Maness of the Moore County Sheriff's Office and Joseph Wincklhofer of Moore County EMS. Eleven first responders completed the 40-hour training course. Participants included representatives of the Pinehurst Police Department, Moore County Schools Police Department, Hamlet Police Department, Asheboro Police Department, First Health of the Carolinas and the NC Department of Public Safety. Photo credit: Kellie Moran, Sandhills Center

Guilford County CIT graduates - October 2020

Sandhills Center cosponsors CIT training in Guilford County

Guilford County held Crisis Intervention Team Training during the week of Oct. 5-9. Lt. Holly Pate of the Greensboro Police Department served as host officer for the 40-hour class. There were 21 students representing the Greensboro Police Department, Guilford County Sheriff's Office, High Point Police Department, Spencer Police Department, Randolph County Sheriff's Office, UNCG Police Department, NC A&T State University Police Department and the Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) Police Department. CIT is a partnership between Sandhills Center, NAMI-Guilford, GTCC and the Greensboro Police Department. Photo credit: Kellie Moran, Sandhills Center

Guilford County CIT graduates - October 2020


Moore County hosts CIT in September 2020

Moore County held its first CIT class of 2020 during the week of Sept. 14, 2020. Moore County CIT is supported through a partnership between Sandhills Center, the Moore County Sheriff's Office, Sandhills Community College, Moore County EMS, FirstHealth of the Carolinas and NAMI-Moore County. Host officers included Lt. Bryan Monroe and Sgt. Todd Maness of the Moore County Sheriff's Office. Twenty first responders completed the 40-hour training course. Participants included representatives of the Moore County Sheriff's Office (patrol, detention, investigations, animal control services and the 911 center), the Pinehurst Police Department, Moore County Schools Police Department, Holly Springs Police Department, Cape Fear Valley Mobile Integrated Health and the Rockfish Fire Department. Photo credit: Kellie Moran, Sandhills Center

Moore County CIT graduates - August 2020

Sandhills Center cosponsors CIT training in Lee County

A 40-hour Crisis Intervention Team training program was held at Central Carolina Community College during the week of August 17-21, 2020, with 21 officers graduating from the course. Participants represented the Lee County Sheriff's Office, the Sanford Police Department, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety/Probation and Parole, and the Greensboro Police Department. Capt. Tony Hancox (Ret.) served as host officer. Lee County CIT is a partnership between Sandhills Center, Central Carolina Community College, the Lee County Sheriff's Office, the Sanford Police Department and Central Carolina Hospital. Photo credits: Kellie Moran, Sandhills Center

Greensboro Police Department/Lee County CIT graduates - August 2020

Lee County Sheriff's Office/Lee County CIT graduates - August 2020

Sanford Police Department/Lee County CIT graduates - August 2020

NC DPS Probation & Parole/Lee County CIT graduate - August 2020

Randolph County hosts CIT training in August

During the week of August 3, 2020, Randolph County hosted Crisis Intervention Team training for 19 law enforcement officers. Students represented the North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Community Corrections, Asheboro Police Department, and Randolph County Sheriff's Office. Scotty Kidd of the Department of Public Safety Community Corrections served as host officer for the 40-hour class. CIT in Randolph County is cosponsored by Sandhills Center, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and Randolph Community College.     Photo credits: Kellie Moran, Sandhills Center

Asheboro Police Department/Randolph County CIT graduates - August 2020

NC Department of Public Safety/ Randolph County CIT graduates - August 2020

Randolph County Sheriff's Office/Randolph County CIT graduates - August 2020

Sandhills Center resumes CIT training in the region

During the week of July 27, 2020, Montgomery County hosted 40 hours of Crisis Intervention Team training for 24 law enforcememnt officers and other first responders. Students represented the Asheboro Police Department, FirstHealth EMS, FirstHealth Security, the Greensboro Police Department, the Mt. Gilead Police Department, North Carolina Department of Public Safety Probation/Parole (Montgomery County) and the Troy Police Department. Det. Sgt. James Kerney of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office served as host officer. CIT in Montgomery County is cosponsored by Sandhills Center, Daymark Recovery Services, Therapeutic Alternatives, FirstHealth, Montgomery Community College, NAMI-Moore County and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. This was the first class of CIT to resume in the Sandhills Center region since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Many classes throughout the region have been postponed or rescheduled, however based on the success of the Montgomery County class, Sandhills Center is confident that instruction can continue successfully with the proper protocols in place. Instructors, participants and cosponsors took necessary safety and health precautions as prescribed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as local health authorites. Photo credit: Robert Nelson, Sandhills Center

Montgomery County CIT graduates - July 2020

CIT for EMS training held in Guilford County

Guilford County recently hosted the first CIT training of the new year for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel. Nine Guilford County paramedics graduated from the 32-hour class that was held March 2-5 at Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC). Hosting partners included NAMI-Guilford, Guilford County EMS, GTCC and Sandhills Center. Katie Bowers, a paramedic with Guilford County EMS, served as the host officer. Additional CIT for EMS classes are planned for later this year in Guilford and Moore counties within the Sandhills Center region. Photo credit: Heather Odendahl, Sandhills Center

Guilford County EMS CIT training gratuates - March 2020

Guilford County hosts first CIT training of 2020

Guilford County held the first Crisis Intervention (CIT) training class for 2020 during the week of Feb. 17. This was one of the largest classes Sandhills Center has ever cosponsored. There were 27 graduates, representing the UNCG Police Department, Guilford County Sheriff's Office, NC A&T Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, Mayodan Police Department, Orange County Sheriff's Office, High Point Park Rangers, Guilford Metro 911, and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Probation and Parole. This also is the first time park rangers have participated in CIT in the Sandhills Center region. Lt. Holly Pate of the Greensboro Police Department and Sgt. Beth Buskirk of the Guilford County Sheriff's Office served as host officers. CIT in Guilford County is a collaboration between the Greensboro Police Department, Guilford County Sheriff's Office, NAMI-Guilford, Guilford Technical Community College and Sandhills Center. Photo credit: Heather Odendahl, Sandhills Center

Guilford County CIT graduates - February 202