Unmanaged stress can be very dangerous for the human mind and body. Policing, by nature, is stressful, and new challenges are presented daily. This two-day class is designed to help officers recognize the danger of stress. The first day of class deals with typical stressors law enforcement officers face. The likelihood of chronic stress in an officer’s life and the negative effects it causes will be discussed. Several department studies dealing with officer suicide as a result of stress will be examined in class. Officers will be encouraged to find an outlet in their lives to help them manage the unavoidable stress they will encounter. A licensed psychologist co-facilitates day two of the class.
At the conclusion of this course, officers will be able to identify one primary source of stress, identify three additional sources of stress, and recognize the importance of debriefing after stressful situations. This course is designed for all certified law enforcement officers.
• This class is 14 hours.
• Class hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• This class earns credits in our Degree Program.
• This class is included in our membership program.