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Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is a county-wide effort that involves hospitals, counselors, courts and law enforcement officers from various local agencies. All officers are provided training to help them recognize when a person's actions may be a result of a mental health issue, and they are encouraged to involve CIT members to help bring the situation to a successful resolution for the person in distress and the community.

The CIT program at the Purdue University Police Department is led by Deputy Chief Lesley Wiete, who is also a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The program helps people by focusing on the root problem causing their behavior and seeking to get them professional help.