CPD Officers attend Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Certification Program.
The CIT curriculum is a week of intense training provided by volunteer mental health professionals, advocates and seasoned CIT Officers. The training consists of classroom lectures, visits to various mental health facilities and group homes where consumers lead discussions, scenario based de-escalation skills training using role play exercises.
The training is designed to improve officers’ ability to safely intervene, link consumers to mental health services, and divert them from the criminal justice system, when appropriate.
The CIT training includes several blocks of instruction including, but certainly not limited to, introduction of Clinical Issues, Psychotropic Medication and Side Effects, Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders, Distressing Voices Simulation, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Legal Issues and Mental Health Law, Family and Consumer Perspectives, and Traumatic Brain Injuries.
Please offer your congratulations to the newest CIT Team members for the Cleveland Police Department:
L-R: Master Patrol Officers Matt Norfleet, Dewaun Massengill, (Ass’t Chief Stacy Smith, pictured with CIT graduates) Erik Jones and Bradley Colbaugh.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on December 22, Bradley County deputies arrived at a residence on McClanahan Drive in northwestern Bradley County in response to a reported stabbing.
During the course of their investigation, they were alerted to flames on the residence from an apparent structure fire that was started after their arrival.
The investigation has revealed that a male suspect by the name of Michael Park stabbed one male victim. The two lived together in the residence that Park later set fire to. The victim is being treated and expected to be discharged later today.
Bradley County firefighters successfully cleared the structure. The residence received heavy smoke and water damage.
Michael Park is currently in custody and being charged with Attempted Murder and False Reports.