To the editor:
It is truly exciting to hear that the nationally acclaimed Crisis Intervention Team training is being brought to Lawrence. Police Chief Tarik Khatib made a brilliant decision to bring organizations and individuals in Lawrence together to make this training possible. First responders will now be better equipped and able to deal with people who are facing personal crisis situations and those with mental health issues in a more effective manner.
An already awesome police department is headed in a very favorable direction under its new leadership. Thank you to the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Kansas for all their efforts in bringing CIT to Kansas and to Recovery and Hope Network for making that very helpful suggestion.