Coping With Law Enforcement Stress is Coming to Mountain Home
The Baxter County Sheriff's Office will be hosting CJI's two-day training, Coping with Law Enforcement Stress, on September 4-5 in Mountain Home.
This two-day class is designed to help officers recognize the danger of stress. Unmanaged stress can be very dangerous for the human mind and body. Policing, by nature, is stressful, and new challenges are presented daily.
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 will be on hand for day two. 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.
Registration is available online. REGISTER TODAY!
- Norman Hale is a captain with the White County Sheriff’s Department. He has been in supervision since 1994 and currently supervises Patrol, CID, the Judicial Division, and is a past Detention Center Administrator. Captain Hale attended Harding University in Searcy Arkansas and began his law enforcement career as an auxiliary member of the White County Sheriff’s Department in 1987.
- Dr. Jack Thomas has over 43 years of experience in behavioral science and psychology. He is formerly a professor at Harding University where he taught a variety of topics in the psychology department. In private practice, Dr. Thomas treats eating disorders, anxiety, depression and poor impulse control conditions. Dr. Thomas worked as the resident psychologist at the Searcy Police Department in Searcy, Arkansas to help officers navigate through life’s challenges and handle the stress of policing. Dr. Thomas continues to help law enforcement officers with psychological issues through private practice and training programs.