Responding to a Crisis
The majority of officers in the Blue Springs Police Department have completed crisis intervention training to recognize and de-escalate potentially volatile situations. The 40-hour course provides indepth training responding to a crisis and coaching from people who have experienced and recovered from a mental health crisis.
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officers partner with Comprehensive Mental Health Services for follow-up visits of individuals who called our Police Department to report a mental health crisis. With these visits, officers hope to create a stronger relationship with families in need — connecting them to mental health providers and family advocacy groups.
If you’re ever in an emergency situation where you think there is an immediate mental health crisis or a potential suicide attempt, please dial 911 and request a CIT officer.