18 Graduate From Crisis Intervention Training

The 16th Johnston County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Academy graduated 18 participants in February.

CIT Training is a jail diversion program based on the Memphis, TN Model that provides law enforcement and other first responders with 40 hours of additional training to respond to people in mental health crisis. A total of 221 local first responders have received the vital training since the program began in 2011.

Pictured from left: Jeffrey Bass- Selma PD, Daniel Mabe- Knightdale PD, Chase Cooper- Johnston Co Sheriff’s Office, Thomas Cagle-Knightdale PD, Lorenda Hartley- Johnston Co EMS, Charles Eason-Selma PD, Kaitlin Martinez- Wayne Co Sheriff’s Office, Jeffrey Young- Clayton PD, Sarah Piper- Johnston Co EMS, Garrison Harris- Selma PD, Kelly Dias, Johnston Co EMS, John Richardson- Johnston Co Sheriff’s Office, Hannah Horne- Johnston Co EMS, Cameron McFadden- Rocky Mount PD, Mario Bonilla- Benson PD, Tiffany Stewart- Johnston Co Sheriff’s Office, Daniel Selph- Johnston Co EMS. Not pictured: Joshua Barbour- Johnston Co Sheriff’s Office.