1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
May 23, 2002 00:00
CIT currently has 113 Active members on the Portland Police Bureau and has trained 248 officers or law enforcement related professionals from different local, state, and federal agencies in Oregon, Washington, and Colorado. Police officers volunteer to attend the training and become lead responders to citizens who come into police contact due to a mental health crisis. The mission of the Crisis Intervention Team is to use understanding and skills gained through specific training to identify and provide the most effective and compassionate response possible to police situations involving people in a mental health crisis.
For information about the CIT program contact Officer Ed Riddell at (503) 823-0183.
Sgt. Pete Simpson