This CIT Academy is a forty-hour course of instruction that is completed in a one-week session. The instructors include Physicians, Psychologists, Licensed Social Workers, Specialists, and Police Instructors.
The objectives of the CIT Academy are to:
- Increase officers' awareness of behavioral health issues and empathy of behavioral healthcare consumers.
- Instruct officers in effective techniques utilized when encountering behavioral healthcare consumers.
- Broaden officers' knowledge of resources and understanding of legal issues.
- Assist officers with providing safer interventions and most appropriate resolutions.
Peace Officers who successfully complete this training and pass all required testing will be recognized by the State of Utah as a CIT Officer. Non Peace Officers who successfully complete this training will receive a Certificate of Completion.
DUE TO SOME PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF THIS ACADEMY, PEACE OFFICERS ON LIGHT DUTY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND.
Hosted by the
St. George Police Department &
Southwest Behavioral Health Center
Tuition for this Academy:
$75 for Peace Officers of agencies in the counties of:
Washington, Iron, Beaver, Kane, Garfield.
$150 for Peace Officers of agencies outside of those counties.
$75 for all Non Peace Officers
For further information, please contact:
CIT Regional Coordinator
Sgt. Albert Gilman, St. George Police Department