Beyond crisis intervention team (CIT) classroom training: Videoconference continuing education for law enforcement.
Continuing education in Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) principles and best practices are limited. In 2015, the Albuquerque Police Department became the first law enforcement agency in the country to provide extended learning for CIT and case debriefings related to behavioral health through videoconferencing technology. The project, known as CIT ECHO, connects law enforcement agencies across New Mexico and the country to an online classroom where CIT experts and psychiatrists review behavioral health topics, and debrief complex cases with officers. An overview of CIT ECHO is provided including key elements, implementation challenges, and how we are evaluating its reach and effectiveness.
Crisanti AS, Earheart JA, Rosenbaum NA, Tinney M, Duhigg DJ. Beyond crisis intervention team (CIT) classroom training: Videoconference continuing education for law enforcement. Int J Law Psychiatry. 2019 Jan-Feb;62:104-110. doi: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2018.12.003. Epub 2018 Dec 14. PMID: 30616844.