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2012 Officer of the Year

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Las Vegas Metro Police Officer Brooke Lavin was presented with the award for Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer of the Year during  CIT International awards luncheon Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012.  Lavin was honored with the award after calming a suicidal man and then following up to make sure the man received a variety of social services.


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"Communities large and small are seeking answers to managing crisis issues and crisis services. When changes are mandated, community collaborations and partnerships are the key. Advocates have long asserted that law enforcement personnel often do not receive adequate mental health training, resulting in ineffective and sometimes fatal encounters or outcomes. In 1988, Memphis introduced the first Crisis Intervention Team as a vital component to the community's demand for safer first responder crisis services..."

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In 2013, the CIT Program will celebrate 25 years since its founding in 1988.


Memphis Model

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The Memphis Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is an innovative police based first responder program that has become nationally known as the “Memphis Model” of pre-arrest jail diversion for those in a mental illness crisis. This program provides law enforcement based crisis intervention training for helping those individuals with mental illness. 


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