Criminal Justice Coordinating Center of Excellence

Training Resources

Video Clips

Movie and TV Clips

During the summer of 2015, Michela Corsi, a Northeast Ohio Medical University student, researched movie and TV clips to enhance CIT training and other training formats related to mental illness awareness.  Many of these clips can be found on YouTube; however, because the CJ CCoE cannot verify ownership or authenticity of these YouTube postings, we are providing clock counter times for the clips, not internet links.

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Video Clips, PSAs, Interviews, and Documentaries

At the 2017 CIT International Conference, Thomas von Hemert and Kurt Gawrisch presented on a list of videos that may be useful in a variety of settings to promote cross systems collaboration, cross-training and other related work.  Videos that may be beneficial to Ohio were extracted from that list.

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The original list can be found on CIT International’s website.


“Making the Most of Your CIT Deescalation Training”

Presented by Lt. Mike Woody (Ret), CIT International; Paul Lilley, Subject Matter Expert; and Cmdr. Chris Bowling, Columbus Police Department at the 2012 Advanced CIT Training Conference.

Perfecting Deescalation Skills

Presented by Paul Lilley at the 2009 AMI Conference.

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Psychological First Aid: Responding to Emergencies at Colleges and Universities

Web-based training in the provision of psychological first aid.

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Scenario-based Training

Created by Houston Police Department, these scenario-based training videos demonstrate examples of police interactions before and after CIT training. (Ohio CIT Coordinators who need a DVD copy can contact staff at the CCoE with their request)

“Suicide By Cop”

Presented by Terry Kukor, Ph.D., Netcare Access, at 2013 Advanced CIT Training Conference.

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Dispatcher/Call-Taker Training of CIT Trainers

Emergency dispatchers are a critical link in the CIT program and may include call-takers, dispatchers and 911 operators.  The success of CIT depends on their familiarity with the CIT program, knowledge of how to recognize a CIT call involving a behavioral crisis event, ability to solicit information that will help the community member and the responding CIT Officer, and appropriate dispatch of CIT Officers.

The Criminal Justice Coordinating Center of Excellence provided a Training of CIT Dispatch Trainers on February 21, 2017, May 18, 2017 and December 4, 2018.  The three courses hosted 82 participants representing 27 Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board areas.

The goal of these courses was to provide trainers with the tools, materials and knowledge needed to hold a CIT companion course for dispatchers and call-takers in their home county.  Training materials can be made available upon request.  If you are interested in beginning a dispatch training in your community, please contact the CCoE through or 330.325.6670, for more information.

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December 4,, 2018 Dispatcher/Call-Taker Training of CIT Trainers Participants

December 4, 2018 Dispatcher/Call-Taker Training of CIT Trainers

May 18, 2017 Dispatcher/Call-Taker Training of CIT Trainers Participants

May 18, 2017 Dispatcher/Call-Taker Training of CIT Trainers ParticipantsFebruary 21, 2017 Dispatcher/Call-Taker Training of CIT Trainers ParticipantsFebruary 21, 2017 Dispatcher/Call-Taker Training of CIT Trainers Participants

Evaluate Your Training

CIT Training Follow Up Survey

Hamilton County sends out follow up surveys to CIT graduates 4-8 weeks post training – a tool to solicit feedback from the training after officers may have had a chance to utilize the skills learned.

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CIT Training Written Exam

Hancock County utilizes a written exam toward the end of the course to test the content knowledge of participating officers. Tests are graded and results used in larger class discussion to reinforce learning. The very last question where participants rate themselves is compared to the same question that participants respond to in a pre-training survey, allowing an aggregate view of self-reported readiness pre-and post-training.

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Legal Issues

HIPAA Privacy Rule

HIPAA privacy rule requirements that are applicable to law enforcement.

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Legal Block presentation for CIT: Use of Force and Legal Basis for CIT

Presented by Chief Sam Faulkner of Mechanicsburg Police Department.

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“Understanding Ohio’s Pink Slip Process”

Presented by Marc Baumgarten, Chief Legal Counsel, Ohio Department of Mental Health at the 9/5/12 Advanced Training Conference.

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“Writing an Effective Hold”

Hamilton County, University Hospital Mobile Crisis Team

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Lending Library

View the resources available in the CIT lending library*

Please send any requests to Ashley Eads at or 330.325.6397.

Military – PTSD – TBI

“Deployment 101: Creative Approaches to Law Enforcement-Military Interface”

Presented by Karen Cutright, OEF/OIF Clinic Program Manager, Cincinnati VA Medical Center at the 9/5/12 CIT Advanced Training Conference

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“From Concussion to Consequences: A Primer on Traumatic Brain Injury”

Presented by John Corrigan, PHD. Neuropsychologist, OSU Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the 9/5/12 CIT Advanced Training Conference

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Ohio’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Initiative

Crisis Intervention Team Training in Ohio

Watch the video – Run Time 14 minutes

The Criminal Justice CCoE recently released a brief video entitled “Ohio’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Initiative.” Our goal with this video is to celebrate Ohio’s successful development and promotion of CIT programs. The video presents an overview of CIT and the Criminal Justice CCoE and can be used as a brief introduction of CIT. To access the video, users must run Microsoft Silverlight. If you are not running Silverlight, the video display should prompt you to install the program, which takes only a couple minutes. If you do not see the prompt, you can download the free Silverlight from Microsoft Silverlight. You will likely need to restart your browser after installation.

Stress, Wellness and Self-Care Of Law Enforcement

The Badge of Life (BOL)

BOL is a program devoted to suicide prevention, wellness and self-care for law enforcement officers and those who care for them. The organization is comprised of active and retired police officers, medical professionals and surviving families of suicides from the United States and Canada. The cornerstone of the Badge of Life program is the “Emotional Self-Care Program” (ESC). Visit the Badge of Life website for information on suicide prevention, officer safety, PTSD and line of duty trauma and to request free information and materials that can assist you in developing training presentations and agency programs.

Learn more at The Badge of Life

“Breaking the Silence on Law Enforcement Suicides”
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) released a report on law enforcement officer suicide and mental health. This report serves as a national strategy for police chiefs to address suicide and mental health as core elements of officer safety and wellness. It summarizes a July 2013 symposium, supported by the US Department of Justice’s COPS Office, that brought together law enforcement, suicide prevention, and mental health experts to address this issue.

Learn more at the AICP

“Live Your Life Well”

Hamilton County, MHA of Southwest Ohio provides a presentation addressing officer stress.

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Phone: 330.325.6670

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