Crisis Intervention Team Officer of the Year 2023

Last week, we presented Sgt. James (Jim) Morgan of Smithville Police Department with our Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer of the Year award! Jim has been trained as a CIT officer and, in recent years, has become the CIT coordinator at Smithville PD. Jim always makes himself available to the Community Behavioral Health Liaison team [...]

December 14th, 2023|

Honor & Recognition at the First Annual Tri-CIT Awards

On December 1, we celebrated the inaugural TRI-CIT Awards. This event honors the Northland Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), a community partnership of law enforcement, mental health providers, individuals who live with mental illness and/or substance use disorders, their families, treatment courts and other community stakeholders. Thank you to our own Peggy Gorenflo, Mental Health chair [...]

December 9th, 2022|

Tri-County Mental Health Hires Three New Community Behavioral Health Liaisons

Local law enforcement can rely on Tri-County’s increased team of mental health partners KANSAS CITY, MO. – Tri-County Mental Health added three new Community Behavioral Health Liaisons (CBHLs) strengthening this important community mental health initiative and quadrupling the number of staff in this area. “Now that we’ve gone from one staff person to four, we [...]

December 2nd, 2021|

Why is a Crisis Intervention Team needed in our communities?

Many individuals with mental illness should be getting treatment, not jail. CIT stands for “Crisis Intervention Team” and refers to a collaborative effort between law enforcement and the mental health community. In part, it helps educate law enforcement about treatment for individuals with mental illness and provides them the skills to do their job more [...]

November 1st, 2018|
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