In 2021, UTPD launched the University Crisis Intervention Team (UCIT) to provide immediate intervention to persons in mental health crisis by connecting them with ongoing services provided by the university or its community partners. UCIT members will respond to calls for service in an unmarked vehicle, dressed in low-profile uniforms.
UCIT Mental Health Officers - Roberto Rodriguez & Rachel Jett
Beginning in the fall of 2021, UCIT will continue its caretaking mission in partnership with the University's Mental Health Assistance and Response Team (MHART). Together UCIT and MHART will provide a real-time team response consisting of a mental health professional and a UTPD Mental Health Peace Officer. The team will provide immediate care on scene, make connections to appropriate service providers, and provide a diversion from the criminal justice system.