22 First Responders Graduate From Crisis Intervention Training Academy

Miguel Renteria- Smithfield Police, Sarah Mozingo- Johnston EMS, Christopher Dragotta- Johnston EMS, David High- Johnston EMS, Steven Cook- Johnston EMS, Jared Bridges- Knightdale Police, Kaleb Smith- Smithfield Police, James Creech- Johnston UNC Health Care, Jerry Artos- Cary Police, Michael Fickel- Johnston EMS, Joseph Atkinson-Smithfield Police, Monique Joyner- Selma Police, Jacob McLamb- Selma Police , William Baker- Selma Police, Ronald Freeman- Clayton Police, Mark Fidler- Selma Police, Steven Carter- Selma Police, Jamie Hughes- Selma Police, Joel Garner- Clayton Police, Daniel Evans- Clayton Police, Tim Mims- Clayton Police, Kevin Pruden- Clayton Police

The 15th Johnston County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Academy graduated 22 participants in November.

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.

To date, 203 area first responders have received the vital training since the program started in December 2011.