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CIT at a Glance

  • Originally developed and implemented in Memphis, TN in 1988 with partnerships from the Memphis Police Department, NAMI, mental health professionals and advocates.
  • Developed and implemented in Centre County in 2010, with eight individuals attending a CIT "Train The Trainer" course in Johnstown, PA.
  • All officers and emergency personnel register for the training on a voluntary basis.
  • The 40-hour comprehensive training emphasizes mental health-related topics, crisis resolution skills and de-escalation training, and access to community-based services.
  • The format of the training consists of lectures, on-site visitation and exposure to several mental health facilities, intensive interactions with individuals with a mental illness, and scenario-based de-escalation skill training.
  • Graduates from the training include:
    • Penns Valley EMS
    • Central Counties Youth Center
    • Pennsylvania State Police
    • MPOETC (Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission)
    • Seven Mountains EMS
    • PA DOC
    • SCI Rockview
    • Magisterial District Judge
    • State Probation and Parole
    • State College Police Department
    • Ferguson Township Police Department
    • Penn State Police Department
    • Spring Township Police Department
    • Bellefonte Police Department
    • Patton Township Police Department
    • Centre County Correctional Facility
    • Centre County Emergency Communications Center
    • Centre County Probation & Parole
    • Centre County LifeLink EMS
    • Centre County MH/ID D&A
    • CAN HELP/Meadows
    • Mount Nittany Medical Center security
    • Pleasant Gap EMS
    • Lewistown Police Department
    • Penn State Altoona Police Department
    • Blair County Sheriff's Department
    • Juniata Valley Developmental Services
    • Mifflin County Probation & Parole
    • Old Lycoming County Police Department
    • Lycoming County District Attorney
    • Loudoun County, VA Sheriff's Department


Basic CIT Training – 40 Hour / One Week

  • Date: January 11th - 15th, 2016

CIT-Youth Training (8 hours)

  • Date: To Be Determined

Tracy A. Small
Centre County Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator
3147 Research Drive
State College, PA 16801
814-237-1172 (ext. 3702)
fax 814-237-4446

(Dates are subject to change or cancellation.)

CIT News

  • CIT-Trained Personnel
    There are currently 203 Centre County CIT-Trained Personnel.
  • CIT Statewide Symposium
    In March, 2015 Centre County CIT hosted the third annual CIT Statewide Symposium. This was a huge success with participation from multiple counties across the commonwealth as well as members from PCCD (Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency), CoE (Centre of Excellence) and PCPA (Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association)
  • Officer of the Year
    In March, 2015 CIT presented the CIT Officer of the Year Aware to the family of the late Office Bob Bradley, who served the State College Police Department for 19 years. Office Bradley completed the CIT training in January, 2012 and was recognized as the 2015 CIT Officer of the Year for his ongoing commitment and dedication to the CIT Program.
  • CIT International Conference Presentation
    The Centre County Crisis Intervention Team was selected to present at the CIT International Conference in Monterey California in October 2014. The focus of the presentation was on the role of the CIT Coordinator.

  • 2013 CIT International Officer of the Year Award Congratulations to Ferguson Township Police Officer, Travis Park, for being awarded the 2013 CIT International Officer of the Year Award at the International Conference in Hartford, CT.


Centre County CIT Coordinator, Tracy Small
3147 Research Dr.
State College, PA 16801

Centre County Office of Adult Services, Natalie Corman
420 Holmes St.
Bellefonte, PA 16823

Centre County MH/ID D&A, Troy Hosterman
3500 E. College Ave., Suite 1200
State College, PA 16801

Ferguson Township Police Department, Rob Glenny
3147 Research Dr.
State College, PA 16801

State College Police Department, Chris Weaver
243 South Allen St.
State College, PA 16801

Centre County CAN HELP
132 The Meadows Dr.
Centre Hall, PA 16828

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Local Chapter: NAMI PA Centre County
Local Contact: Dave Jeffreys