Southside Behavioral Health recently hosted its 12th 40-hour core training class for the CIT Program. The participants were made up of local law enforcement, Sheriff’s Offices, 911 operators, and MRRJ (Meherrin River Regional Jail). The Instructors continue to be a combination of Law Enforcement and Mental Health Professionals who cover topics relative to crisis intervention and assist individuals to access the appropriate care and avoid entry into the prison system. Congratulations to the 12th graduating class! The next class is scheduled for December 4-8, 2023.
For more information on CIT training you can contact Wanda C. Brock, Clinical Training Coordinator /CIT Coordinator with Southside Behavioral Health at 1-434-572-6916 ext. 1564.
First row: Sgt. Jamie King, MCSO and CIT Instructor, Lt. William Stembridge, Chase City Police Department, Hannah Parker, Halifax County 911, Officer Victoria Carter, MRRJ, Chasity Eacho-Cooper, BCSO – 911, and Wanda C. Brock, Clinical Training Coordinator /CIT Coordinator, SBH.
Second row: Michael Rose, Evening Crisis Supervisor, SBH and Instructor, Josh Harris, CIT Instructor, Candice Leahy, Halifax County 911, Officer Matthew Flora, Clarksville Police Department, Officer Carlton Redd, Town of South Boston Police Department, Deputy Andrew Dickerson, HCSO, and Karen Johnson, Halifax County 911 Supervisor, and CIT Instructor.