Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Crisis Intervention Team

Brain disease or chemical imbalances of the brain, sometimes referred to as mental illness, are the number one disability in America. It affects one out of four families. Given that fact, it comes as no surprise that 60% of most mental health consumers report having contacts with law enforcement. Today, law enforcement’s most efficient tool at achieving this mission is through the use of the "Memphis Model" of the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) approach.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office began implementation of CIT in the corrections division in 2005. It then expanded to the patrol division in 2006. The CIT approach is a community effort enjoining both the police and the community together for common goals of safety, understanding and service to the mentally ill and their families.  Seeing the value of this training, the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office has ensured many more Deputies have been trained in CIT.  For more information go to the NAMI Fox Valley website (link is external and click on crisis intervention or contact Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office CIT Coordinator Lieutenant Craig Quick at 920-236-7612.

CIT Trained Deputies(effective 09/11/2023)

Captain Lara Vendola-MesserLieutenant Bill Anthes
Lieutenant Ross JohnsonLieutenant Tim Eichmann
Lieutenant Scott RolloLieutenant Craig Quick
Lieutenant Tyler SleeterLieutenant CJ Last
Lieutenant Mitch GrubeLieutenant Dean Pankratz
Detective Jack TheyerlSergeant James Nozar
Detective Craig BohnSergeant Melissa Rasmussen
Detective Kyle SchroederDeputy April Emmrich
Detective Ryan HathawayDeputy Andrew Bauer
Detective Chase WillisDeputy John Gende
Detective Jim MegnaDeputy Brad Vinje 
Detective Marcus SchuhDeputy Chue Vue
Deputy Kyle BeckDeputy Matt Weisse
Deputy Codey GrahamDeputy Bob Zill
Deputy Jon KressinDeputy Charlie Hebert
Deputy Tyler WuestDeputy Holly Tuttle
Deputy Timothy HayesDeputy Nick Beaman