MEDIA ADVISORY: Missouri Law Enforcement Officers gather to focus on Mental Health at the 10th Annual Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Conference

Jefferson City, MO

The 10th Annual Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Conference will be held April 1, 2 & 3, 2024, at Margaritaville Resort, 494 TanTarA Drive, Osage Beach.  More than 600 law enforcement officers, other first responders and behavioral health professionals are expected to attend.  The purpose of CIT is to address the challenges that often arise when law enforcement officers encounter individuals with behavioral health conditions in crisis situations. 

We also recognize individuals across the state with various awards including the Dr. Rick Gowdy Legacy Award, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Community Behavioral Health Liaison of the Year, Champion of the Year, and Front Line Professional of the Year.  Very deserving professionals will be recognized during the awards ceremony Wednesday afternoon. More details are available on the event webpage.

“This conference brings first responders and behavioral health professionals together to determine better ways of serving those with serious mental illness or substance use disorders who come in contact with the criminal justice system,” said Sgt. Ashley McCunniff, Missouri CIT Council Coordinator.  “It results in safer communities and better outcomes for our citizens and our law enforcement officers.”

For planning purposes, please contact MBHC at if you plan to cover this event.