Training Programs
CIT Officer Training
This program is 40 hours and typically runs from Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00.
We do teach the program at night at least once per year. This is specially designed for Reserve Officers and for those who cannot adjust their daily schedules for an entire week. The "Night Training" approximates the following schedule:
Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (This is required but is the only day time required during the week)
Wednesday: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 pm - 4:00 pm
We also teach a 40-hour Officer Training Program specifically designed for School Resource Officers and DARE Officers. This program incorporates an emphasis on children and adolescents in addition to the core CIT program.

Our primary location for training is the North Delta Regional Police Academy in West Monroe, Louisiana. We do conduct training at other sites such as the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office, Bastrop, Louisiana; the Ouachita Parish Rifle Range, West Monroe, Louisiana; the Richland Parish Sheriff's Office, Rayville, Louisiana; and the Madison Parish Sheriff's Office, Tallulah, Louisiana.
CIT Dispatcher Training
A CIT Officer may never reach the crisis if a dispatcher does not recognize the need; so, we created an 8 hour Dispatcher Training Program. This training usually runs from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

This Dispatcher Program provides an overview of the core elements of the 40-hour training program. This Program does include role play scenarios similar to the Officer Program.
Train the Trainer
Along with our regular 40-hour Officer Training, we provide Train the Trainer classes for other geographical areas or those who are interested in being a CIT Instructor.

Some of the agencies we have assisted are the Alexandria Police Department, Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office, Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, and the New Orleans Police Department,

We can provide assistance for the development, planning, or implementation of a CIT program. Also, we can help with instructors or role-players for many of the courses.
Continuing Education
The Northeast Delta CIT Training is not a one-time training. All CIT Officers and Dispatchers are encouraged to attend continuing education classes related to CIT.

We provide regular opportunities to attend additional CIT classes. Some of our continuing education offerings have included:
1. Suicide by Cop, Gary Bush, Retired, South Charleston Police Department
2. Dealing with Trauma and Stress for First Responders, Bobby Smith, Retired, Louisiana State Trooper
3. Adolescents and CIT, Dr. James Arey, New Orleans Police Department
4. CIT and Crisis Negotiations, Dr. James Arey, New Orleans Police Department; and Anne Wilder, Loyola University

5. Excited Delirium, Dr. Mkay Bonner, Bonner Solutions & Services, APC; Detective Mark Johnson, Monroe Police Department; and Dr. James Arey, New Orleans Police Department

6. PTSD, Dr. James Arey, New Orleans Police Department
SPEAKER REQUEST Please contact us if you are in need of a speaker for your civic group or organization. We will be more than happy to speak to your group about Crisis Intervention Team Training, the Northeast Delta CIT, and mental illness awareness and education. We will tailor the program to your needs and available time. You may contact us by phone or by email on our contact page.