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Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Chicago Police Officers

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Chicago Police Officers

City of Chicago

Police officer team trained in crisis intervention and signs and symptoms of mental illness.

Services Offered

Police Services • Emergency Response • Emergency Services • Mental Health • Crisis Intervention

Description

CIT Officers are available in all police districts in the city of Chicago, and some suburbs. Officers who have completed this 40-hour training are knowledgeable about the signs and symptoms of mental illness. They are trained how to interact, intervene, and de-escalate situations with persons in crisis and potentially in need of a psychiatric evaluation.

Location

, Chicago, IL 41.8781136 -87.6297982

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Eligibility

    Payment

  • This service is free

How to Apply

For emergency police assistance due to a mental health issue, it is recommended that individuals follow these steps in order to request a CIT trained Chicago Police officer:

  • Call 911 and ask that a CIT trained officer respond to the situation. Clearly state that the crisis is a mental health issue.
  • Be prepared to answer the 911 operator’s questions. This includes the person’s address or current location, phone number, approximate age, race, physical description, diagnosis, and the presence of weapons.
  • If you need additional assistance please call the NAMI Chicago Office at 312-563-0445 Monday through Friday 10:00am-5:00pm.