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NEW CIT TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

The State Legislature passed SSB 5311*, known as The Doug Ostling Act, establishing requirements for Crisis Intervention Training for all Peace Officers in Washington, The three main requirements are:

  1. All BLEA recruits must receive 8 hours of CIT training (This is already happening at CJTC)
  2. All full-time, general authority peace officers must have a minimum of 8-hours of CIT training by 2021.
  3. All full-time, general authority peace officers must receive at least 2 hours of refresher training each year beginning in July 2017.

*The bill also contains language recommending CJTC provide a 40-hour CIT class to 25% of all certified peace officers assigned to patrol duties.  This is already available.

What does your agency need to do to meet these requi