Southside Behavioral Health continues its commitment to serve the counties of Brunswick, Mecklenburg, and Halifax by hosting its fourth Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) 40-hour core training class. This important training ensures individuals with behavioral health needs receive an appropriate response from trained officers in times of emergency. It also assists these individuals in receiving the necessary care to keep them out of our local prison systems.
Crisis Intervention Team training is a nationally recognized week-long class. This most recent session was attended by 10 law enforcement officers and 911 operators from local police departments, Virginia State Police, county sheriff, and E-911 offices. Instructors from various collaborative mental health professionals and law enforcement agencies covered topics relative to crisis intervention. To date, all three counties have participated in these courses for a total of 57 officers and 911 operators. Congratulations to the latest graduating class!
Pictured: Row 1: Wanda Brock, Clinical Training Coordinator/ CIT Coordinator Southside Behavioral Health, Michael Green Virginia State Police, Tyler Lewis Brunswick CSO, Samuel Finch Brunswick CSO, Jason Seamans Mecklenburg CSO. Row 2: Randy Redd South Boston PD, Desirae Wagstaff Halifax County E-911 Center, Samantha Vest Halifax County E-911 Center, William Sedr Virginia State Police, Jennifer Desantis South Boston PD, Amanda Parker South Hill PD, Josh Harris Halifax CSO. Not in the picture is Kacie Roberts Brunswick CSO-E911.