Monitor Motion to Approve 2 Year CIT Training

July 16, 2018

The Monitoring Team has carefully reviewed the Proposed Training Curriculum. The Team has determined that it provides not only an important refresher on principles of the First-Year Crisis Intervention Training provided in 2017, but also specific guidance for officers to understand ways to resolve mental health crises, including by not arresting the subject and instead referring to an appropriate mental health agency; transporting the subject voluntarily to a hospital or crisis center; transporting the subject involuntarily to a hospital or crisis center; and arresting the individual when appropriate. The Proposed Crisis Intervention Training Curriculum also addresses how trauma can impact law enforcement officers, the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder on officers, and how to access resources for help within the Division and in the Cleveland community. The Monitoring Team therefore recommends that the Court approve CDP’s Proposed Training Curricula.

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