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CIT-NJ would like to congratulate Passaic County Law Enforcement Coordinator Sergeant Lynette Buttler from the William Patterson University Police Department on her award from the Mental Health Association of Passaic County for her recognition and appreciation for her outstanding leadership and efforts in implementing CIT in Passaic County  

Nearly two dozen police officers from Hudson County and seven mental health professionals began a one week, 40-hour Crisis Intervention Team training program this morning aimed at producing better outcomes when law enforcement interacts with the mentally ill in crisis situations. “The CIT training is to prevent a lot of the violent situations and misunderstandings…

CIT-NJ had a very busy and exCITing day throughout the state today.     First, Essex County hosted their second CIT training for the year 2015, by hosting Class #66 at the Essex County Police Academy today.  CIT-NJ Center of Excellence wants to wish the class of #66 “Good luck” and also commend the Essex County…

As the nation observes Mental Health Awareness Month throughout the month of May, NJ 2-1-1 continues to service thousands of calls statewide from residents seeking assistance for various mental health concerns. Over 2,350 referrals were made from callers looking for assistance with substance abuse and mental health issues over the past year. Calls to NJ…

NEPTUNE – Members of law enforcement from across the state gathered Tuesday at The Great Auditorium to honor and     remember five officers who died in the line of duty over the past year. During the ceremony, acting state Attorney General John Jay Hoffman said that while his heart was heavy with the loss…

Police officers in 11 New Jersey counties have received crisis-intervention training to interact more effectively with people who have mental illnesses,  and research shows that the program is changing cops’ attitudes. During the weeklong, 40-hour training, officers learn about symptoms, meet with people who have a mental illness, and study techniques to de-escalate difficult situations….

By Emily Cummins | For NJ.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter on February 16, 2015 at 3:27 PM, updated February 16, 2015 at 3:30 PM Eleven counties down and ten more to go, officials aim bring law enforcement crisis intervention training program statewide. Funded by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health &…

CIT-NJ Center of Excellence, the Director Edward C. Dobleman and Camden County Coordinators Sgt. Terry Hogan (Pine Hill PD), Kate Wojcik (Twin Oaks, EISS) and the entire CIT staff would like to congratulate the Camden County CIT Class #64 for the successful completion of the 40 hour Crisis Intervention Training. This training has equipped you…

CIT-NJ Crisis Intervention Team

FIRST CIT-NJ CENTER OF EXCELLENCE AWARDED On December 17th, 2014 at CIT-NJ’s year end state review meeting, the first CIT-NJ Center of Excellence awards were presented to the following.   The first award was presented to the Pine Hill Police Department in Camden County New Jersey.  The Pine Hill Police Department was recognized by CIT-NJ…

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