Crisis Intervention Teams Center of Excellence


We will seek to develop and maintain partnerships with Oregon criminal justice and behavioral health agencies, organizations and service providers in order to develop and maintain a network to criminal justice and behavioral health professionals, behavioral health advocates, and consumers to promote excellence in law enforcement behavioral health training throughout Oregon.


The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) – Center for Policing Excellence (CPE) and Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. (GOBHI) are jointly committed to promoting the development of criminal justice behavioral health training programs, such as Crisis Intervention Teams and other specialized police response models, throughout Oregon. The objective of this partnership is to assist criminal justice and behavioral health agencies in providing a more effective and compassionate response to people experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The joint effort shall be known as the CIT Center of Excellence (CITCOE).

Meet the Team

Belinda “Linda” Maddy, LICSW
Belinda “Linda” Maddy, LICSWDPSST CIT Coordinator
Linda is a Clinical Social Worker who completed her Masters in Social Work at Portland State University. She joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2006 as part of a newly formed Complex Addictions team. In May 2010 she became the Portland VA Medical Center’s first Veteran’s Justice Outreach Coordinator. She has also served as a Veterans Justice Outreach Lead for the VA VISN Region (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska). Prior to joining the VA, Linda worked in the criminal justice system for 24 years. Linda was an agency loan instructor at DPSST for the Veteran’s Mental Health Basic Police curriculum. In April, 2016, Linda joined the DPSST Center for Policing Excellence as one of two CIT Coordinators with DPSST.
Lieutenant Kevin Rau
Lieutenant Kevin RauDPSST CIT Coordinator
Kevin has an extensive background in the criminal justice field. In 1982, he joined the U.S. Army Military Police. After completing two enlistments, Kevin left the Army and joined the Oregon Department of Corrections where he was a Corrections Officer and Correctional Corporal which included an assignment as a Drug Detection Canine Handler. In 1994, Kevin joined the Marion County Sheriff’s Office as a Patrol Deputy. In addition to being a Patrol Deputy, Kevin’s career at the Sheriff’s Office included serving as a School Resource Officer, Public Information Officer, Tactical Negotiator, Agency Training Coordinator, CIT Coordinator and as a member of a multi-agency Crisis Outreach Response Team as well as the lead instructor for the DPSST Basic Police Mental Health and Disabilities curriculum. At the end of 2014, Kevin retired after a career spanning almost 27 years. In November of 2015, Kevin joined the DPSST Center for Policing Excellence as the first of two CIT Coordinators at DPSST.
Eilene Flory
Eilene FloryGOBHI CIT Coordinator
Eilene has worked in both inpatient and outpatient mental health units for more than 15 years. She eventually returned to school to study Criminal Justice and became an adult Parole and Probation Officer in Deschutes County. She managed a caseload of offenders with mental health concerns. As a P.O., Eilene was a member of the Deschutes County CIT steering committee and eventually accepted a position as the Deschutes County CIT Coordinator. She joined GOBHI in March of 2016.