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May 23, 2002 00:00


On May 24, 2002, at 4:00 p.m., at the Midland Library located at 805 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland Police Chief Mark Kroeker will attend the Portland Police Bureau’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) graduation ceremony for 26 police officers from police agencies throughout the Portland Metropolitan Area. The graduation ceremony will include: 13 Portland Police Officers, 6 Multnomah County Deputies, 5 City of Vancouver Washington Police Officers, 1 Portland State University Public Safety Officer, and 1 Clatsop County Deputy Sheriff.

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.


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Portland Police Bureau
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Portland, Oregon 97204



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