The Southeast Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) held the 3rd Annual CIT Officer Appreciation Banquet on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Robinson Construction event hall in Perryville, MO. 


CIT program is a model for community policing that brings together law enforcement, mental health providers, hospital emergency departments and individuals with mental illness and their families to improve responses to people in crisis. CIT programs enhance communication, identify mental health resources for assisting people in crisis and ensure that officers receive the training and support to stand ready when the need arises. CIT Officers are vital to our communities’ efforts to respond effectively to individuals in a mental health crisis so that they receive appropriate assistance.

Our law enforcement departments never know when they could be confronted with someone with a mental health issue. CIT training provides the tools to keep safe those in a mental health crisis and those who are attempting to help them. 

This banquet is a celebration of the hard work that has already taken place through CIT and to recognize those officers who are on the front lines every day trying to help our communities be safe. The public is welcome to attend.

Community Counseling Center CEO, John Hudak, states “We are so pleased to be a part of Southeast Missouri CIT to support the vital partnership between mental health providers and law enforcement. It is always exciting to recognize the vital work that our law enforcement in providing crucial resources, mental health advocacy and support to consumers in our communities. It is an honor and a privilege to share our appreciation to the law enforcement individuals who have shown such dedication of these efforts.”

CIT participating Law Enforcement Departments are: Bollinger County Sherriff, Cape County Sheriff, Cape Girardeau Police, Fredericktown Police, Jackson Police, Madison County Sheriff, Perry County Sheriff, Perryville Police, Southeast Missouri State University Department of Public Safety, Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff, and Ste. Genevieve Police.

For more information on the Southeast Missouri CIT Program, contact Savannah Martin at the Community Counseling Center at (573) 547-8305 or smartin@cccntr.com.

Please visit our Eventbrite page to purchase tickets by clicking the following link:

CIT Officer Appreciation Banquet Tickets 

You may also contact Mary at 573-332-2795 or mburton@cccntr.com for more information.


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