GCSO to Host CIT Academy

   Crisis  Intervention

 Team  Academy # 12


Date: February 12-16, 2018

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 Location: 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

Substance abuse and dual diagnosis

Introduction to mental illness

Psychotropic medications

Legal issues

Elderly and children’s issues

Developmental disabilities

Intervention strategies

Scenario training

Site visits 

Tuition:      $125.00 per student

For registration or further information, contact:

Chelsey Pengra

Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office

Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator


Office (406) 580-2130


Pre-registration is required.

Limited space  available.

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