CIT Crisis Intervention Team, Peru PD, Peru, IL

CIT Crisis Intervention Team, Peru PD, Peru, IL

03-14-22 8:00 AM - 03-18-22 5:00 PM
Peru Police Department Training Room
Address: 2650 North Peoria Street Peru, IL 61354
2650 North Peoria Street Peru, IL 61354


Brian Fengel, Director

Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan:

Heather Grove:

CIT Crisis Intervention Team

Instructor: Law Enforcement & Behavioral Health Professionals

March 14-18, 2022
8am – 5pm

Class will meet at: Peru PD, Training Room, 2650 N. Peoria, Peru, IL

Enrollment Deadline: March 7, 2022
Course Size: Minimum – 25 Maximum – 30

All Handouts of Thumb Drive, bring laptop to follow along

Course Object

This 40-hour program is designed to provide selected officers with specialized training on dealing with individuals in the community who have a mental illness or other behavioral disability. CIT officers are trained as resource specialists who can provide immediate response to calls involving a mental health crisis. The “team” concept refers to law enforcement involvement with stakeholder agencies, as well as interagency mutual assistance when appropriate.

The course will be conducted by a diverse group of law enforcement and behavioral health professionals.

During the week, students will participate in a variety of valuable exercises that will simulate auditory and 3-D visual hallucinations that individuals with a mental illness might experience. The program will also provide officers with a unique opportunity to interact with individuals who have a mental illness and their family members (primary and secondary consumers).

An essential part of the CIT course is scenario-based skills training. Officers are challenged with realistic scenarios portrayed by professional actors from Chicago and St. Louis. Scenarios may include a suicide intervention, de-escalating a violent situation, or responding to a call involving an individual experiencing paranoia. All scenarios are facilitated and evaluated by certified CIT officers.

Course Content

Topics include:
Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness
Medical Conditions that Mimic Mental Illness
Compliant Surrender and Tactical Response
Child and Adolescent Disorders
Intellectual Disabilities
Risk Assessment and Legal Issues
Substance Abuse
Veterans in Crisis
Psychotropic Medications
Geriatric Issues
Police Response to Suspected Excited Delirium

Mobile In-Service Training Team # 7 Illinois Enforcement Training and Standards Board

MTU #7 request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

Meets the following mandatory training criteria: Civil Rights, Constitutional and Proper use of Law Enforcement Authority, Cultural Competency,
Human Rights, Procedural Justice and Legal Updates



CIT Crisis Intervention Team, Peru PD, Peru, IL