During the four-day training, officers hear from a variety of professionals who work with persons with mental illness, substance use disorders and other special populations. Officers learn techniques for safely engaging with special populations and learn about resources available in the community with the goal of getting people the help they need and prevent unnecessary incarceration or other legal matters,
The December 2023 Academy is the 22nd class in 18 years of the Tri-County Board's program. The training is held at the Tri-County Administration & Training Center at 1280 N. County Road 25A, Troy. More than 395 officers have completed the Tri-County CIT Academy, with more than 250 still active on local law enforcement rosters.
The officers attending the training were Michaela Clark and Steve Kreitzer, Darke County Sheriff's Office; Jackie Barton and Matthew Ganiron, Greenville Police Department; Trent Cooper, Micah Karn, Ryan Lavy, and Tabitha Thompson, Miami County Sheriff's Office; Kyle Ingle and Madeline Ruetenik, Piqua Police Department; John Marshall and Brian O'Neal, Troy Police Department; Ben Davis, West Milton Police Department; Tyler Bowman, Brad Boyd, Austin Knight, Bryce Kohler, Madison Pierce, Josie Raterman, Rod Robbins, Seth Sargent, and Branden Schutte, Shelby County Sheriff's Office; and Kiarra Ibarra, Sidney Police Department. Officers in the April 2023 Academy class ranged in experience from less than 1 year to more than 30 years in law enforcement.