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Mental Health Intervention & De-Escalation

Nov. 12, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuition:  Free
ILEAS Training Center
1701 East Main St.
Urbana, IL 61802
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This course is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Training Mandates

This course meets state guidelines for the following mandated subject areas:

  • Law Update  (annual)
  • Use of Force  (annual)
  • Civil Rights  (every 3 yrs.)
  • Constitutional & Proper Use of authority  (every 3 yrs.)
  • Cultural Competency  (every 3 yrs.)
  • Human Rights  (every 3 yrs.)
  • Mental Health Awareness  (every 3 yrs.)
  • Procedural Justice  (every 3 yrs.)
  • Lead Homicide Recertification  (8 hrs. credit)


In the last four decades, the number of individuals with mental illness living in a community setting has risen drastically, resulting in increased contacts with law enforcement. Agencies across the country have responded by developing new protocols, hiring social workers, and implementing special response teams. This course is designed to increase officer awareness of mental health disorders and provide effective intervention techniques for handling mental health crisis situations. This training will benefit all levels of public safety, including police officers, corrections officers, probation officers, EMTs and telecommunicators.

This course is funded by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board through its Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Program.


  • History and Background
  • National Perspectives
  • Types and Symptoms of Mental Illness
  • Medications and Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Treatment for Mental Illness
  • Suicide Assessment and Response
  • Police Intervention Models
  • De-Escalation Strategies
  • Violence and Mental Illness
  • Legal Issues | HIPPA
  • Emergency Petitions


Brian Tison, President
Shield and Star Training Inc.