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CIT and the Warrior Transition Battalion: A Great Collaborative Partnership. Presented by: Kyle Shipps & Steve McCorkill Capt. Joshua Mantz 2012 CIT International Conference. BACKGROUND: KS Law Enforcement CIT Council. Formed in 2003

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Cit and the warrior transition battalion a great collaborative partnership

CIT and the Warrior Transition Battalion: A Great Collaborative Partnership

Presented by:

Kyle Shipps & Steve McCorkill

Capt. Joshua Mantz

2012 CIT International Conference


Background ks law enforcement cit council

BACKGROUND: KS Law EnforcementCIT Council

  • Formed in 2003

  • Comprised of 12 members from law enforcement, mental health providers, district attorney’s office, and family advocacy groups

  • Provides 40 hour CIT training to area officers, as well as state-wide through agreement with state police academy


Ks law enforcement cit council

KS Law Enforcement CIT Council


Uniqueness of the council

Uniqueness of the Council

  • One of the first programs to incorporate the DA’s Office into the planning and implementation of CIT Training

  • Contracted by KLETC to provide CIT training statewide through a private donation

  • 2011-Partnership formed with the Warrior Transition Battalion at Ft. Riley, KS


Why is this partnership important

Why is This Partnership Important?

  • On average, one Veteran is committing suicide per day

  • Many returning veterans transition to civilian life immediately after deployment ends

  • Often, civilian law enforcement is unprepared for the challenges this presents


Warrior transition battalion

Warrior Transition Battalion


Mission of the wtb

Mission of the WTB

Establish conditions for healing and promote the timely return to the force or transition to a productive Veteran within the Community


Capt joshua mantz

Capt. Joshua Mantz


My story

My Story


Duties in the wtb

Duties in the WTB


Future of the partnership

Future of the Partnership

  • As military actions continue worldwide, so will the increase in PTSD cases

  • KS LE CIT Council will continue to work in conjunction with the WTB to cross-train personnel

  • As trends change, so will the type of training each entity provides


Cit and the warrior transition battalion a great collaborative partnership

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