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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
    • Centre County Sheriff's Office
    • Mount Nittany Medical Center Paramedics
    • CentrePeace, Inc.
    • Lycoming County Prison
    • Lycoming County Emergency Communications Center
    • Lycoming County Adult Probation
    • Williamsport Police Department
    • Penn College Police Department
    • Muhlenburg Township Police Department
    • SAM Inc / Berks County
    • Carbon / Monroe / Pike Mental Health & Developmental Services
    • Clinton County MH/ID D&A
    • Ferguson Township Manager
    • Centre County Commissioners Office


Basic CIT Training – 40 Hour / One Week

  • Date: June 24-28, 2019

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
fax 814-237-4446

(Dates are subject to change or cancellation.)?

CIT News

  • CIT-Trained Personnel
    Centre County has trained 342 individuals in CIT.
  • Officer of the Year
    In May, 2018, CIT presented the CIT Officer of the Year Awards to Police Sergeant, Ryan Hendrick from Ferguson Township Police Department and Corrections Officer, Zach Sayers, from Centre County Correctional Facility.  Both recipients were nominated for their on-going commitment to our CIT program.
  • 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

Human Services Administrator/Deputy County Administrator, 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

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

Ferguson Township Police Department, Travis Park
3147 Research Dr.
State College, PA 16801

State College Police Department, Chad Hamilton
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