VIDEO. CIT (Critical Incident Training) Training is explained by Head San Mateo County Sheriff, Carlos Bolanos. Coastside Sheriff, Saul Lopez, also describes, in detail, the Sheriff training in regards to mental health.
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CIT represents 136 hours of training regarding mental health trauma and de-escalation best practices, in response to such mental health events such as PTSD, suffered by many veterans.
After the Yanira Serrano 2014 shooting at Moonridge, then Head Sheriff Greg Munks and then, Deputy Sheriff Carlos Bolanos, created a Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT) which includes two deputy detectives and two mental health clinicians from the San Mateo County Behavioral Health Department.
Watch and learn more about the Sheriff de-escalation training and process.
Coastside San Mateo County Sheriffs referred forty-three 51-50 (mental health crises) cases in the City of Half Moon Bay; There were 5 PERT referrals from patrol deputies within the city .
PERT reviews every 51-50 report, and every morning they connect with those families to guide them to mental health clinics and programs.