crisisinterventionCrisis Intervention Team Training, known as CIT, is a pre-booking jail diversion program which trains law enforcement officers on how to connect persons in mental health crisis to appropriate mental health services rather than the criminal justice system.  For additional information or registration, please contact Mr. Phil Hewett, Sandhills Center Organization Law Enforcement  Liaison at (910) 673-0906 or go to the Sandhills Center Website.

Crisis Intervention Team Training for Law Enforcement Officers

Should you or a loved one need assistance relating to a mental illness crisis from any law enforcement agency, please indicate that you desire a certified CIT officer to respond when the call is made to 911 or any local police department. 

This program, which was based on the Memphis CIT model, was adapted for use here by a partnership which includes Sandhills Center for Mental Health, First Health Moore Regional Hospital, National Alliance on Mental Illness-Moore County, Sandhills Community College, and the Moore County Sheriff’s Office.

The following agencies now have CIT Officers:

  1. Aberdeen Police Department                                    Law Enforcement Partnership
  2. Asheboro Police Department
  3. Broadway Police Department
  4. Carthage Police Department
  5. First Health Moore Regional Hospital Security
  6. Fort Bragg Civilian Police Department CIT Program
  7. Harnett County Sheriff’s Office
  8. Hoke County Sheriff’s Office
  9. Laurinburg Police Department
  10. Lee County Sheriff’s Office
  11. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
  12. Moore County Detention Center
  13. Moore County Schools – Resource Officer
  14. Moore County Sheriff’s Office
  15. Mount Gilead Police Department
  16. Pinehurst Police Department
  17. Randleman Police Department
  18. Randolph County Sheriff’s Office
  19. Sandhills Community College Security
  20. Sanford Police Department
  21. Southern Pines Police Department
  22. Taylortown Police Department

Mental Health Crisis Intervention for Schools (MHCIS) Class at Southern Middle School, Aberdeen, August 2017

August 2017

2014-08-08 CIT Class 14

August 2014


2013-08-09 CIT Class 13

August 2013


2012-09-28 CIT Class 12

September 2012

2010-11-19 CIT Class 11

September 2011

2010-09-30 CIT Class 10

September 2010

2010-04-30 CIT Class 09

April 2010

2009-11-06 CIT Class 8

November 2009

2009-10-02 CIT Class 7

October 2009

2009-06-19 CIT Class 6

June 2009


Moore County Sheriff’s Office, February 2009


November 2008

2008-09-26 CIT Class 3

September 2008

2008-07-25 CIT Class 2

July 2008