Sheriff’s Office offers CIT Academy



Hosted by:

Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office

February 8-12, 2016

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Bobcat Stadium

1 Bobcat Circle, Bozeman MT 59717

This CIT academy is based on the Memphis model. Its purpose is to assist first responders (law enforcement officers), detention staff, and dispatchers in engaging, assessing, and assisting individuals in crisis with mental and/or co-occurring substance disorders.  CIT is a 40-hour evidence based training that encompasses tools and skills needed for first responders, detention staff, and dispatchers to better manage individuals presenting with mental health and/or co-occurring substance disorders.  This training exposes the participants to materials and experiences from trained mental health and medical professionals to better prepare them to effectively and safely work with this unique population.

This training is for all law enforcement officers, Detention Officers, and Dispatchers in the State of Montana.

After successful completion of this forty-hour course, the law enforcement officer will be certified by Montana DPHHS Addictive & Mental Disorders Division and Montana P.O.S.T. as a CIT Officer

CIT Academy instruction includes:

Suicide assessment and intervention                                               Elderly and children’s issues

Substance abuse and dual diagnosis                                                Developmental disabilities

Introduction to mental illness                                                            Intervention strategies

Psychotropic medications                                                                  Scenario training

Legal Issues                                                                                           Site visits


Tuition:                  $100.00 per student


For registration or further information, contact:

Jim Anderson

Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office

Crisis Intervention Team coordinator

Office (406) 582-2102 fax (406) 582-2026



Friday, February 12 is scenario day, if you’d like to observe these, please contact Jim Anderson at the above email or office number.

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