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CIT training held in Montgomery and Hoke counties

CIT training held in Montgomery and Hoke counties

Publication Date: September 20, 2022

CIT training held in Hoke County in August

During the week of August 1, 2022, Sandhills Center cosponsored a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training in Hoke County. Twenty-one members of several law enforcement and first responder agencies within Hoke County graduated from the 40-hour training program, held at Sandhills Community College - Hoke Campus. Lt. Jennifer Lewis of the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office served as host officer. Participants represented the following first responder agencies: FirstHealth of the Carolinas Hospital Security, Hoke County Emergency Medical Services, Hoke County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Department of Public Safety – Community Supervision, Raeford Police Department, and Southern Pines Police Department. CIT in Hoke County is sponsored by Sandhills Center, Cape Fear Valley Hospital, FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Daymark Recovery Services, Hoke County Emergency Medical Services, Hoke County Sheriff’s Office, NAMI- Cumberland Harnett & Lee Counties, NAMI-Moore County, North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Raeford Police Department, Sandhills Community College, and Therapeutic Alternatives Inc. Photo credit George E. Reynolds Jr., NAMI-Moore County.

Above: Hoke County CIT graduates - August 2022

Montgomery County is site of CIT training in July

During the week of July 25, 2022, Montgomery County hosted Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training for 10 law enforcement officers and other first responders. CIT is a rigorous 40-hour class that teaches first responders skills they need when working with individuals who are experiencing mental illness or other behavioral health problems. Students represented FirstHealth Emergency Medical Services, FirstHealth Security, and the Greensboro Police Department. Sgt. James Lewellen of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office served as host officer. CIT in Montgomery County is cosponsored by Sandhills Center, Daymark Recovery Services, Therapeutic Alternatives Inc., FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Montgomery Community College, NAMI-Moore County, and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. Photo credit: Stacey Kerney, CIT Volunteer.

Above: Montgomery County CIT graduates - July 2022