Randolph (Randy) Dupont, PhD
Co-Chair CIT International Board of Directors
Dr. Dupont is a professor and clinical psychologist at the University of Memphis School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He received his doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin. He previously served as the criminal justice department chair and earlier in his career directed the Memphis Regional Medical Center Psychiatric Emergency Services for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Dupont is best known for his work in the development of the Memphis Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Model and his on-going role in providing technical assistance to many of the 2800 CIT programs.
Dr. Dupont has been the principal investigator for grants from the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services to study law enforcement training curriculum in responding to crisis events, program development for crisis intervention teams, and jail decriminalization for individuals with mental illness. He has served as a consultant to the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and police departments nationwide.
Dr. Dupont has been honored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) as the National Psychologist of the Year, awarded the City University of New York (CUNY) John Jay College of Criminal Justice Law Enforcement News national Person of the Year, recognized for teaching excellence by the University of Memphis College of Arts and Sciences and named as the Tennessee Psychological Association Distinguished Psychologist in the Public Sector.