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On the beat: Police and people with mental illnesslt-hassett
Mark Herz
New Haven, Conn. February 10, 2010

We head out on patrol with Lieutenant Ray Hassett of the New Haven Police Department. Hassett’s been through Crisis Intervention Team—or CIT—training, which helps police officers deal with people with mental illness. He uses it every day as he oversees a district that has its share of drugs, gang activity and street crime. You can listen to part two here.

This is the second part of our series on CIT training. In part 1, ‘hear voices’ with officers—learning what it’s like to have mental illness.