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Crisis Intervention Team

Currently, the ECU Police Department has 30 certified CIT officers, nine certified CIT telecommunicators, and one CIT certified victim advocate.  The Crisis Intervention Team training is a partnership led by a consortium of organizations and individuals representing law enforcement agencies, local management entities, consumers/peers, mental health providers, advocates, and others. It requires ongoing collaboration between law enforcement and the mental health community. The training is designed to assist law enforcement officers who respond to incidents involving persons in a mental health crisis.

CIT Program:

  • Provides 40 hours of specialized training to sworn law enforcement officers and 16 hours of training for telecommunicators.
  • Improves interactions between law enforcement and persons with mental illness.
  • Decreases use-of-force occurrences
  • Connects individuals in a mental health crisis to appropriate treatment and resources in the community.

Blount House

East Carolina University Police Department
Blount House
609 E. Tenth Street
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Ph: (252) 328-6787
Fx: (252) 328-1974
ecupolice@ecu.edu