Ten Iredell sheriffs deputies completed a 40-hour training course that involved law enforcement working in partnership with the mental health system, clients and families.
Deputies Carl Adams, Stan Adams, Brian Boyd, Roger Cleary Jr., Todd Donaldson, Troy Miller, Randall Pearson, Derrick Stutts, Leah Katheryn Taylor and Tim Vanderburg received their certification in crisis intervention. The graduates join Deputy Kelly Wilson, a member of the first area CIT graduating class.
The program encourages law enforcement agencies, mental health professionals and local community service agencies to work together to meet the special needs of people experiencing a mental health crisis.
Today is the last day to catch the 18th Century Trade Faire at Fort Dobbs. The Trade Faire will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.
The event includes more than 100 juried artisans and historic interpreters from across the nation who will demonstrate their trades and sell their wares while entertainers and musicians entertain audiences.
At 1:30 p.m., a re-enactment of an April 1760 Cherokee raid on a local frontier family will be presented.
Details: www.fortdobbs.org, 704-873-5882 or firstname.lastname@example.org.