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Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)-Dispatcher Training


  • Protective Services Education Center MATC 1701 Pearson Street Madison, WI, 53704 United States (map)

Crisis Intervention Team training is a community initiative designed to improve the outcomes of police interactions with people living with mental illnesses and improves the safety of patrol officers, consumers, family members, and citizens within the community. 

CIT programs are local partnerships between law enforcement, mental health providers, local NAMI chapters and other community stakeholders. CIT programs provide 40 hours of training for law enforcement on how to better respond to people experiencing a mental health crisis. CIT is not just a training. Effective CIT programs are based on strong relationships between law enforcement, mental health care providers, families and people living with mental illness.

CIT is a long-lasting, evolving partnership based on mutual goals.

 *Please note: This is a 3 day CIT training for dispatchers and communication center personnel only. 

Please fill out application below and return to: 
UW-Madison Police Dept. 
Attn: CIT for Dispatch Training 2016
1429 Monroe Street, Madison , WI. 53711

You may scan in and email to: 

  • Capt. Michael Newton, UW Police Department
    michael.newton@wisc.edu
  • PO Matthew Shaw, UW Police Department
    matt.shaw@wisc.edu
  • PCM LeAnn Krieg, UW Police Department
    leann.krieg@wisc.edu

For questions, PCM Krieg, PO Shaw, or Capt. Newton can be reached at (608) 262- 2957

Dispatcher Empowerment Training: CIT for Dispatch Application