Brent Fischer, Director | JB Pritzker, Governor
Mental Health Awareness - CIT Prep: MTU 9 (2021 01 12)

CIT Training Event Details
Mental Health Awareness and Response – an Intro to CIT Training
January 12, 2021
8 Hour
Jacksonville Police Department Training Facility
Jacksonville, Illinois

To register, contact Mobile Team Unit 9 at (618) 498-5611 or by email at

Course Description

Law enforcement officers have an important role to play in their interactions with community members. This includes responding to incidents with individuals who are suffering from mental health issues. This 8 hour course, developed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board, is meant to provide law enforcement officers with an awareness of mental health issues including a history of the mental health systems, types of mental illness including signs and symptoms, common treatments and medications. In keeping in line with the specialty CIT training course, this course, also focuses on potential interactions law enforcement officers have on a regular basis with these individuals, their families and service providers including de-escalating a potential crisis situation.