2022 Annual Report - El Paso Police Department

El Paso Police Department


Crisis Intervention Team

The El Paso Police Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) takes pride in the service they provide day in and day out. The Crisis Intervention Team officers and their mental health specialists receive important training to ensure they can serve the community as effectively as possible. Officers and their mental health specialists have been able to touch members of the community in a way that would not be possible without the partnership with EHN and commitment to address the community and those who are suffering from a mental health diagnosis. In 2022, the Crisis Intervention Team continued to respond to thousands of calls for service. CIT has been instrumental in linking those in need to the proper mental health services they require. Many of the current CIT Officers have been a part of the unit since the unit creation in 2018 and have amassed a wealth of experience and knowledge. In 2022, Crisis Intervention Team Officers have been able to share their knowledge and experience with recruits in the El Paso Police Academy. CIT Officers provide training on Emergency Detentions to recruits, which is a fundamental part of many of the mental health encounters Police Officers come across on a daily basis. Ensuring they can

handle that process correctly and thoroughly will increase the likelihood that the person they have encountered will receive the help and resources they need. Additionally, EPPD CIT has been an instrumental part in providing training to other agencies around the El Paso area by assisting EHN who has developed a mental health training course for area agencies looking to develop and train their CIT Officers. Mental Health has been an increasingly important issue for the community and law enforcement locally and nationwide. The El Paso Police Department recognizes the importance of mental health and will continue to strive and provide a better and professional response year after year to all those in the community they encounter.

Crisis Intervention Team

Calls for Service Emergency Detention Orders Mental Health Reports

6,886 1,348 446


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