Alexandria Police to Host Crisis Intervention Team Awards Ceremony
Alexandria’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) will hold its annual Awards Luncheon Tuesday, October 17 at 12:00 p.m. The event will be hosted by CIT Coordinator Justin Wise, Police Chief Michael Brown, Sheriff Dana Lawhorne and Liz Wixson from the Department of Community and Human Services and take place at Alexandria Police Headquarters, located at 3600 Wheeler Avenue.
The CIT program has trained more than 500 first responders to intervene with persons experiencing a mental health crisis, helping divert many away from the criminal justice system and into appropriate treatment. The program has helped to decrease the cycle of criminal justice recidivism often experienced by person with mental illness and substance use disorders, thus changing the lives of many in the process.
Media is invited and encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact the Public Information Office at 703.746.6600.