Since 2003, the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) has provided state-certified Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training to law enforcement officers throughout Illinois. Participants who volunteer for this specialized, one week / 40 hour program receive intensive training on assisting with individuals in the community who have a mental illness or other behavioral disability. To date, the ILETSB has certified over 8,125 officers statewide, from more than 560 agencies in this specialized program.
Not only is ILETSB seeing a steady request for state-certified Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training, but we are seeing an increase in requests for classes in the CIT series (such as CIT Refresher, CIT Juvenile, CIT Corrections and CIT Dispatch) as well as for mental health awareness training. The CIT and mental health training programs are constantly evolving to tailor for the different needs of officers statewide. If you have any questions regarding these trainings, please contact ILETSB or your local MTU.
Posted on 8/26/2021 7:01:06 AM
Fiscal Year 22 CIT and Mental Health Related Training Opportunities will be posted on the CIT webpage under Upcoming Events mid to late September.
Posted on 7/8/2021 2:38:45 PM
The Illinois 2021 CIT State Conference is a wrap! I’m so proud and humbled to have been a part of the team gathering these amazing speakers! This year we shared enhanced de-escalation skills and the importance of listening and validation. We discussed and shared resources for officer wellness and peer support. We dove into co-responder models and building CIT within your community. From key-note speakers to panels, break-outs, role play and round tabling, we hoped to have something for everyone; where participant interaction was encouraged and flourished! We hope that all participants returned to their agencies with more insight and understanding to strengthen CIT within their communities!
- Jennifer Wooldridge, state CIT coordinator
Posted on 7/8/2021 9:47:34 AM
The CIT Course Invoice is now available for FY22. The invoice can be found by going to Resources --> Forms & Information --> General Forms or by clicking this link.
Posted on 4/30/2021 11:05:11 AM
Please view the CIT Flyer for more information.
Posted on 4/22/2021 8:28:53 PM
Posted on 3/3/2021 9:55:37 AM
The CIT Course Invoice is now available for FY21. The invoice can be found by going to Resources --> Forms & Information --> General Forms or by clicking this link.
Posted on 10/15/2020 10:35:12 AM
Be on the lookout for details on the ILETSB upcoming 2021 CIT Conference.
Information will be available here soon.