Voices of CIT
Learn about CIT from the source: officers, individuals and families affected by CIT.
A Cop’s Story of Courage and Hope
Retired police officer Eric Weaver battled PTSD, suicide and other mental illnesses. He says, “Officers are only people. People that are asked to do a very tough job, but people nonetheless.”
Ask a Cop: CIT Changes the Way Law Enforcement Respond in a Crisis
Our contributors answer the questions: Why did you get involved in CIT? What’s makes a CIT officer’s response different in a crisis?
Ask A Cop: Avoiding Arrest During a Mental Health Crisis
Ask a Cop is a new column produced by NAMI’s CIT Center, answering common questions about law enforcement and mental health issues. This column provides advice on avoiding an arrest.
A Change in Perspective: A First Responder on Experiencing Mental Illness
A Q&A with former firefighter and EMT Bryan Sanderson, who helps law enforcement understand what it’s like to experience psychosis.
CIT and Veterans: An Officer’s Perspective
A Q&A with Officer Bob Tutko, Memphis Police Department Crisis Intervention Team.
A Training Officer’s Perspective on CIT
An interview with Johnny K. Jines, a patrol sergeant and 27 year veteran of the Jackson (Tenn.) Police Department.