Crisis Intervention Team Training Calendar

Any KCPD officer/sergeant and KCPD non-law enforcement personnel interested in becoming CIT certified, please complete the application. Your supervisor will need to approve the form and attach a copy of your most recent demeanor record. Forward the completed application to Sergeant Sean Hess.

If you are unable to attend the upcoming training but still are interested, go ahead and complete the application and note that you would be interested in attending a later scheduled CIT School.

Seats are limited. To register for the training, please contact

Officer Marc Canovi
KCPD-Crisis Intervention Team
Office:  816-581-0698

Outside agencies: Law enforcement and civilian personnel must contact Sally Boone (ReDiscover) by calling 816-875-0209 or email to register for the classes.

Basic CIT Class

This is a law enforcement mental health crisis response model developed by the Memphis, Tenn., Police Department in 1988 teaching the de-escalation model of mental health crisis response. Designed for all law enforcement officers who respond to mental health crisis calls. It includes a 40-hour course curriculum approved by the Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training Council. Knowledge base skills are provided through classroom instructional training, encompassing various mental health topics that address mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases.

  • Site visits to local emergency receiving facilities and state psychiatric hospitals
  • Performance-based training involving the development of de-escalation techniques and crisis intervention skills via scenario based training
  • Introduction to Critical Incident Stress Management and Police Suicide and Suicide by Cop phenomenon. See the brochure for more information.


  • March 14-18                 Lee’s Summit Police Department
  • June 13-17                     Raymore Police Department
  • September 12-16       KCPD Regional Police Academy
  • December 5-9               KCPD Regional Police Academy

Advanced CIT Class

The 3-day Advanced CIT training class is a follow-up to the 40-hour Basic CIT class. The Advanced class is an opportunity for officers to address topics at a more in-depth and advanced level, refresh concepts, brush up on their CIT skills and learn new information and skills that were not part of the initial training. The training is POST certified and there is no tuition cost for the class. The Course is designed for LE that have successfully completed the Basic CIT class. Prerequisite to attend the training is a minimum of two years’ experience as a CIT officer. Consideration will be given for supervisors and other participants on a case-by-case basis.



The Mid-America Crisis Intervention Team Council (MACIT), working with NAMI-KC and regional mental health providers, expanded the existing CIT strategy by creating a supplemental 5-day, 40-hour training curriculum; “Crisis Intervention Teams for Youth”. CIT-Youth trains police officers on response techniques appropriate for youth with mental health needs. It is targeted to law enforcement officials who have previously undergone standard CIT training, who understand the basic principles and concepts of CIT, but who are looking for more specific information on youth.


  • July 18-21                            KCPD Regional Police Academy


The training is designed to provide officers an understanding of the veteran experience while also equipping them with tools and techniques to de-escalate potentially volatile situations, resulting in positive outcomes between law enforcement and veterans in crisis situations. This training module will build on the 40-hour instruction class CIT officers have already received and increase an officer’s skills, resources and options. This program was designed to provide law enforcement with both knowledge and the tools to effectively stem this growing public health issue.


  • Provide understanding of the experiences and challenges OEF/OIF veterans face during service in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with a cultural competency of military life and culture
  • Heighten awareness of the transitional obstacles current era veterans experience upon returning home, and the risk factors associated with their transition into civilian life
  • Detail the effects of post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury, allowing officers to identify and de-escalate crisis encounters with veterans who are suffering from these serious mental health injuries.
  • Provide officers with referral information needed to properly guide veterans to the assistance they may desperately need.


  • October 12-14                    KCPD Regional Police Academy

CIT Telecommunications

This FREE training will provide dispatchers and call takers with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify a mental health caller in crisis and to respond effectively. It will be conducted under the instructional supervision of local CIT trained police officers, mental health professionals, consumers, and family advocates and will offer practical techniques for de-escalating crisis calls.

Training topics will include:

  • Understanding Mental Illness
  • CIT Basic Overview
  • Gathering Information that is Helpful to Officers
  • Consumer Panel
  • Verbal De-escalation Techniques
  • Scenario-Based Training
  • Active Shooter Information
  • Vet Issues
  • Stress Management/Trauma Informed Care

All dispatchers, call takers and their supervisors in the Greater Metro Kansas City area are invited to attend.


  • November 14-16       Lee's Summit PD

CIT KCPD Refresher


  • August 8                             Location TBD
  • October 24                          Location TBD


  • Missouri CIT Conference              
    • March 7-8                            Columbia, MO
  • International CIT Conference
    • August 28 – Sept 1           Pittsburgh, PA


MACIT Award Ceremony


  • February 23                        1800 hours at KCPD HQ- Community Room/Board Room