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Coping with Law Enforcement Stress


COURSE FEE: $100          ***SPACE IS LIMITED***

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Police work is one of the most stressful jobs in this country. Day after day, officers see the worst of humanity and absorb the world's negativity. It is unrealistic to believe the challenges of policing will have little to no effect on the minds, bodies, and over all well-being of those who work to keep our communities safe. The Coping with Law Enforcement Stress class is two days of instruction designed to help officers recognize the danger of unmanaged stress in their lives. Day one deals with daily stressors law enforcement officers face.  The instructor will discuss the likelihood of chronic stress in an officer's life and the negative effects it causes. Several department studies dealing with officer suicide will be shown in class.  During the first day of class officers will be encouraged to find an outlet in their lives to help them manage the unavoidable stress they will encounter. A retired psychologist will be present on day two. The officers will be taught how to function daily while dealing with stress and how to recognize symptoms of stress.

Instructor Bio: Chief Jeremy Clark
Jeremy Clark was appointed Chief of Police for the city of Searcy, Arkansas on January 28, 2013.  In a 14 year span leading up to his appointment, he served as a jail supervisor, patrol officer, detective, narcotics investigator, crisis/hostage negotiator, training instructor for the Criminal Justice Institute, a public relations officer, the Deputy Director of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, the Chief Deputy of White County and the Director of Central Arkansas Drug Task Force. Since 2009, Clark has been teaching law enforcement classes for the Criminal Justice Institute on a part time, contract basis. He enjoys the networking and learning experiences he shares with officers and law enforcement agencies all over the state of Arkansas.

Target Audience:  This course is designed for all certified law enforcement officers.

Prerequisites: None

Equipment: None

CONTACT INFORMATION: Kimberly Hendricks: kdhendricks@cji.edu at 501-570-8041 or Janet Harris-George: jegeorge@cji.edu at 501-570-8078.
Toll free: 1-800-635-6310.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Registrants must fax a signed and dated verification letter on agency letterhead within five days of submission of the registration request form to 501-570-1465 which includes the following statement:  This letter will verify that I, (name of registrant), am an employee of (agency name), located at (address) and have registered for (name of class) on (date).

DATES AND LOCATIONS:

October 21-22, 2014
White County Sheriff's Office
Searcy, AR

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