The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program is a community partnership of law enforcement, mental health and addiction professionals, individuals who live with mental illness and/or addiction disorders, their families, and other advocates. It is an innovative first-responder model of police-based crisis intervention training to help persons with mental disorders and/or addictions access medical treatment rather than place them in the criminal justice system due to illness-related behaviors. It also promotes officer safety and the safety of the individual in crisis.

Mission Statement  

The Montgomery County Police Crisis Response Support Section promotes Education, Outreach, Follow-up, Empowerment, and Response for Montgomery County residents with Autism, IDD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities), Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Mental Illness.

About Us

One hundred percent of sworn Montgomery County Police Officers are trained in Mental Health First Aid, while over two-thirds have received forty hours of training in Crisis Intervention. Additionally, we have a dedicated team of sworn officers, our Crisis Intervention Team (CIT). They work, alongside the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) clinicians, with the most Acute cases. A dedicated HHS clinician is embedded into the CIT unit, whose focus centers on closing the gaps between public safety resources and the mental health system.