SAN FRANCISCO – The Fifth Annual Crisis Intervention Team Awards ceremony was held on June 13, recognizing 38 San Francisco Police Department officers “who utilized CIT tactics and de-escalation techniques in eight separate incidents” this year.
The SFPD now has 1,042 members certified in the CIT course, a 40-hour training.
The program, in an effort to promote safety for all, “enables safer outcomes for the public and for our officers.”
Some of the topics included in the training are mental health disorders, medical issues, psychotropic drugs and their symptoms, juvenile and geriatric mental health, suicide and suicide intervention, conflict resolution and other related issues.
The SFPD details eight incidents involving 38 law enforcement personnel who were honored in the ceremony for their positive, successful and helpful resolutions to what could have been bad cases.