Sherburne County Law Enforcement adopts County-wide De-escalation Training

After attending the BSF 40 hour CIT training, CIT coach training and CIT trainer class, officers from several Sherburne County, MN agencies began putting on one day CIT Mini-classes for all law enforcement, corrections and human service partners in their county.

These classes include 4 hours, 5 scenarios, of practical exercises with professional actors and CIT trained coaches in a small group setting. Also includes mental health overview, practical and effective de-escalation techniques review and discussion of local crisis and mental health resources. They find it to be a cost effective way to improve crisis response and strengthen collaborative partnerships throughout their county. Thanks Sherburne County for your leadership!

Left to right, front row: Officer Cindy Finch (Big Lake Police Dept.) Sgt. Kyle Wilson (Sherburne County Sheriff's Dept.) Sgt. Jason Lawson: (Becker Police Dept.).   Middle row: Deputy Michele Vlasak (Sherburne County Sheriff's Dept.) Mark Anderson (Barbara Schneider Foundation).  Back row: Detective Joe Gacke (Elk River Police Dept.) Sgt. Brian Boos (Elk River Police Dept.)

Left to right, front row: Officer Cindy Finch (Big Lake Police Dept.) Sgt. Kyle Wilson (Sherburne County Sheriff’s Dept.) Sgt. Jason Lawson: (Becker Police Dept.). Middle row: Deputy Michele Vlasak (Sherburne County Sheriff’s Dept.) Mark Anderson (Barbara Schneider Foundation). Back row: Detective Joe Gacke (Elk River Police Dept.) Sgt. Brian Boos (Elk River Police Dept.)