Testimonials

Excellent course!

“I have never enjoyed a training experience as much as I enjoyed this one. Superb!”
Officer trained in Buncombe County in 2014

(CIT is) a great program

“(CIT is) a great program that provides education in an area that is often overlooked in EMS education.”
Paramedic trained in McDowell County in 2015

Our employees are equipped with the knowledge they need to provide a higher level of care

“McDowell EMS, like other agencies, has seen a steady rise in behavioral health emergencies over the past several years.  By conducting CIT training, our employees are now better equipped with the knowledge they need to provide a higher level of care for behavioral health patients. Improving the level of safety for our personnel and our patients has been a hallmark goal of this program. Currently the agency has 27 CIT certified paramedics; this ensures that each ambulance on duty, 24-hours a day, has at least one CIT medic.”
William Kehler, McDowell EMS Director, CIT Training Participant

One of the best and most useful classes I have taken

“One of the best and most useful classes I have taken.”
Law Enforcement, CIT Participant, Henderson

I cannot say enough good things about every aspect of this class

“I cannot say enough good things about every aspect of this class. It has truly been an eye and heart-opening experience for me!”
EMS, CIT Participant, Buncombe

I am really glad I got the opportunity to attend this class

“Being a new officer, I am really glad I got the opportunity to attend this class. It has given me a lot of tools to do my job in a more effective way. Knowing there are more resources than just taking someone to the hospital is great knowledge.”
Law Enforcement, CIT Participant, Rutherford

Great program

“Great program that provides education in an area that is often overlooked in EMS education.”
EMS, CIT Participant, McDowell

CIT has become instrumental in our daily operations

“CIT has become instrumental in our daily operations, both in the field and within the confines of our detention center. The ability to give our deputies and detention officers the tools needed to de-escalate, mitigate and facilitate clear outcomes is invaluable.  The use of CIT provides increased safety for our personnel and those we encounter, thus allowing for a more concise understanding of those we deal with and their circumstances. CIT provides our personnel with confidence in volatile situations while maintaining respect and dignity for those we serve.”
Chief Deputy Jeffrey Haynes, Haywood County Sheriff’s Office, Haywood

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Call 1-800-849-6127 toll free 24/7 to access mental health, substance use and intellectual and/or developmental disability services. Members can request materials in Spanish or English.

Llamar al número gratuito 1-800-849-6127 24/7 para obtener servicios y apoyo a la salud mental, discapacidades de desarrollo y abuso de sustancias. Los miembros pueden solicitar materiales en español o Inglés.