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Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training

This course is forty hours and there is no cost for the training. It will be held in the Law Enforcement Academy classroom at 122 S. Ellis Street in Cape Girardeau. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.

Course Format:
This course is now offered in two formats.  The first is the traditional, Monday through Friday course.  The second format is a SEGMENTED course that meets one day per week, for five weeks.  Please select the appropriate course format when you register online.  Also, please note that the traditional course is typically held at the Academy while the segmented will be held at the Cape Girardeau Police Department.  The location of each specific course is also listed on our course calendar.  If you have questions or need to very if the location, call us at the academy.

Course Summary:
This course gives officers additional valuable resources when dealing with individuals with possible mental health related issues. Trained CIT Police Officers carry on the normal duties of law enforcement, but switch to a special role when a potential mental health-related crisis is identified. CIT focuses on de-escalation strategies, and redirecting the individual from the criminal justice system to the mental health care system. In turn, the mental health care system assumes “custody” of the individual and provides directed and non-restrictive accessibility to a full range of health care and social services options.

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include:
Interpersonal: 12
Legal Studies: 2
Technical Studies: 22
Skill Development: 4
Firearms: 0

Attendance Policy:
"Students attending Continuing Education programs sponsored by the Southeast Missouri State University Law Enforcement Academy must attend all of the regular blocks of instruction in order to receive a certificate of completion. In Continuing Education Programs, which consist of discreet blocks of instruction, the student may receive continuing education credits for those blocks which are actually completed."
- Carl Kinnison, Director

If you have questions or are interested in attending this or any other Academy training, please call the Academy at (573) 290-5110 for details.

To register for this class, please email Bobby at and give the dates of the trianing you want to attend.


Fax: 573.290.5114
122 S. Ellis Street

Law Enforcement Academy
One University Plaza, MS 5200
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701