Saturday, June 13, 2015

U.S. Marshals and HIDTA are in Phase III of Crisis Intervention Training and Certification for New Mexico Area Law Enforcement

Roswell, NM - On June 8, 2015, the District of New Mexico USMS (U.S. Marshals Service) along with NM HIDTA (High Intensity Drug trafficking Area) continued with the third phase of training for the Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) certification course, targeting Roswell, New Mexico and the surrounding area, offering law enforcement officers this innovative training. The USMS and NM HIDTA will now be able to take proactive steps to providing enhanced training when dealing with crisis intervention, which includes de-escalation of volatile situations, and mental health awareness. NM HIDTA and the USMS will offer two more CIT certification courses throughout 2015. It is the joint objective to provide this training to as many law enforcement officers as possible within the state of New Mexico, thereby benefiting the entire law enforcement community and its citizens.

The CIT course will be available to federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement personnel. This intensive training is the gold standard for all Public Safety Psychology Group LLC (PSPG) courses. Simple approaches to crisis situations will be addressed and the Strategic Advantage philosophy to crisis management will be discussed. A significant hands-on scenario component (with a minimum of ten hours) is included in the course. The goal of the class is to enhance the “perishable skillset” of active listening in order to provide another tool for field officers. CIT certification is obtained after successful completion of the class (i.e. passed scenario evaluations and a written exam).

The course offers law enforcement the opportunity to practice scenarios and to receive feedback from course instructors who have prior law enforcement experience. This course has offered the attending agencies an opportunity to work with each other in stressful and high threat scenarios, as it would be in an actual emergency situation in the field.

The next and final phase of Crisis Intervention Training will be held on July 20-24 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Attending agencies for Crisis Intervention Training in Roswell June 8-12, 2015 - USMS, Federal Probation, Hobbs Police Department and Roswell Police Department.

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