ILETSB - Crisis Intervention Training - Basic CIT - 40 Hours - Benson

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Monday, April 22, 2024
Ends On: Friday, April 26, 2024
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 15, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Jacksonville Regional Training Center
940 Hoagland Road
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Instructor: Mark Benson - NSE Solutions LLC and various instructors
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0


ILETSB trained officers are trained as resource specialists who can provide an immediate and effective response to calls involving a mental health crisis.  The course, taught by a cadre of instructors, includes (but is not limited to) the following topics:

  • Mental Illness Signs and Symptoms
  • Child and Adolescent Issues
  • Geriatric Issues
  • Co-Occurring Disorders – Substance Abuse
  • Verbal De-Escalation and Tactical Response
  • Returning Veterans and PTSD
  • Risk Assessment and Crisis Intervention Skills
  • Law Enforcement Response and Legal Issues
  • Medical Conditions and Psychotropic Medications
  • Autism and Intellectual and Psychotropic Medications
  • Community Resources

The five-day course includes presentations by behavioral health specialists, experienced field officers, and representatives from regional service providers.  While the course addresses statewide standards, it remains flexible to address locally identified issues of concern.

After an initial presentation, the officers receive valuable exercises that simulate some of the hallucinations that many individuals with mental illness may experience.  While listening to a series of recorded voices, officers rotate through workstations where they are asked to perform cognitive tasks – allowing them to gain insight into what an individual who is subject to such a barrier experience.