Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is a program model for community policing that brings together law enforcement, mental health providers and hospital emergency departments. It assists individuals with mental illness and their families to improve responses to people in crisis.  Crisis Intervention Training focuses on deescalating situations that involve people who are suicidal, depressed or mentally ill.  CIT Officers are patrol officers that receive specialized training in working with persons with mental illness.  Currently the Fairmont Police Department have five trained CIT Officers.  They are Sgt. James Kotewa, Sgt. Jaime Bleess, Officer Bryan Boltjes, Officer Shannon Bass, and Officer Josh Walker.  A large percentage of our other officers have also been trained in de-escalation techniques to provide quality intervention and assistance for people in our community.