SBH Hosts 13th CIT Training

Southside Behavioral Health recently hosted its 13th 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 13th graduating class! The next class is tentatively planned for March.

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.

Class Picture:
First row: Corporal Joshua Moore, Chase City Police Department; Barry Sain III, BCSO – 911; Officer Evan Bias, South Hill Police Department; Sergeant Bruce E. King II, MCSO; Victoria Thomas, Halifax County E911; Wanda C. Brock, Clinical Training Coordinator/CIT Coordinator, SBH; and Alisha Wright, Director of Clinical Services & CIT Instructor, SBH.

Second row: Josh Harris, CIT Instructor; Officer Travis Brown, Meherrin River Regional Jail; Chief Ricky Wilkinson, Clarksville Police Department; Officer Dennis Harris, South Hill Police Department, James Bracey, SBH; and Karen Johnson, Halifax County 911 Supervisor, and CIT Instructor.