Sandhills Center cosponsors CIT training in Richmond County
Publication Date: November 07, 2022
Richmond County held a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training class during the week of October 24, 2022, at Richmond Community College - Cole Auditorium. Officer Jan Owens of the Rockingham Police Department served as host officer. Thirteen law enforcement officers and first responders completed the rigorous 40-hour training course which focuses on helping them improve their responses to individuals who may be experiencing crises related to mental health, substance misuse, or intellectual/developmental disabilities. Participants included representatives of the Rockingham Police Department, Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Adult Community Corrections, and FirstHealth of the Carolinas Hospital Security. CIT in Richmond County is supported through a partnership between Sandhills Center, the Rockingham Police Department, Hamlet Police Department, Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Community Corrections, Daymark Recovery Services, Therapeutic Alternatives, Inc. - Mobile Crisis, Richmond Community College, and NAMI - Moore County. Photo credit: George E. Reynolds Jr., NAMI - Moore County.
Above: Richmond County CIT graduates - October 2022