The Woodland Police Department conducts presents Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) for our officer and for other local law enforcement agencies. Crisis Intervention Training is presented by specially trained law enforcement, mental health professional and family advocates. The training includes identification of the more common types of mental illness, skills for de-escalation, assessment of medication and suicide intervention.
By using funds received through Assembly Bill 109, all Officers of the Woodland Police Department have received this training as of May 2017.
CIT training fosters interaction between law enforcement and County Mental Health Services. Research suggests this training will serve individuals in crisis and reduce the number of injuries to citizens and peace officers.