TPD utilizing crisis intervention training

Tell the dispatcher the individual in crisis has a mental illness or a developmental disability
Updated: Jan. 5, 2021 at 6:05 PM EST
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Officers are on the forefront of dealing with citizens who experience behavioral health crises.

Toledo police officers get called to scenes daily where a family member is concerned about the mental health of a loved one.

Toledo police go through 40 hours of Crisis Intervention Team training also known as CIT. The training helps officers make better legal and tactical decisions.

According to the Lucas County CIT coordinator, 50 percent of CIT calls are for people who are agitated, and 26 percent are for people threatening violence. More than 1,200 people have been trained in Lucas County.

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