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Crisis Intervention Training

More than 300 local police and first responders have receive training on how to compassionately deal with a wide variety of people without using force.

The Laurel Highlands Crisis Intervention Team provides ways to de-escalate mental health situations by helping first responders recognize and understand the symptoms of mental illness.

Johnstown Police Captain Chad Miller says it has been valuable training for the Johnstown Police Department.

Captain Miller says there are now several CIT’s throughout the state providing training.

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