RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS

SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER

SAVE LIVES

Officer Safety Is Important

It's the top concern for police executives.

Every agency head wants their officers to return home each day as healthy and safe as when they came on duty.

Police culture acknowledges the importance of physical safety and wellness.

Millions are spent each year to ensure an officer’s physical safety. This is also reinforced through official policy. Physical measures are mandated.

  • Bulletproof vests
  • Seat belts
  • Defensive Tactics training
  • Firearms training
  • Pursuit and Defensive driving training
  • De-Escalation training

Physical safety is something all departments emphasize and all officers support.

But It's Often Neglected

Especially emotional and psychological safety

Unfortunately, mental health and well-being, while equally critical, fail to receive the same level of attention and resources within the officer safety continuum.

Mental health issues and the threat of officer suicide are often topics no one wants to acknowledge.

In a profession that prides itself on bravery and heroism, mental health concerns can be seen as weaknesses and antithetical to the strong courageous police persona.

LEOs are not immune to stress, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or other mental health concerns or illness.

Arguably, they are more susceptible given the horrific events, trauma, and chronic stress endemic in their profession.

Law Enforcement Specific Training

Our training is designed and proven for the law enforcement environment

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Law Enforcement Instructor Trainers

Our trainers are retired law enforcement instructors

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Law Enforcement Support Team

We can help you develop a department peer support team

Where do you turn for psychological safety?

Police officers begin their training in the academy, or even earlier in colleges and universities specializing in policing studies, and continue that training throughout their careers via in-service, roll call, and external professional development opportunities.

And it’s safe to say that most police officers are extremely well-trained in the areas of police policy, protocols, and requisite skills.

However, officers may be surprisingly ill-trained or not trained at all in recognizing signs of and effectively responding to emotional distress, or suicidal behavior, particularly when it involves one of their peers. 

When your agency and individual officers do seek guidance and assistance, you might find that limited resources are available. Those that are available sometimes come from conflicting sources, with few devoted specifically to law enforcement.

As a result, neither officers nor agency heads know where to turn in a time of crisis.

We Can Help

Most mental health practitioners do not typically understand the complexities of the police officer’s job.

With over 25 years of experience in law enforcement, we understand the culture and unique needs of agencies like yours.

Our suicide awareness and intervention training is designed for the law enforcement culture and is evidence-based. 

Learn what you need to know to protect your co-workers, friends, family, and community.

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Your Next Steps

Enjoy the benefits of a well-adjusted and productive team

  • 1

    SCHEDULE A CALL

    We'll take a few minutes and discuss your situation to determine your best plan of action.

  • 2

    HOST THE TRAINING

    We'll provide interactive training to give your staff the tools and confidence to support each other.

  • 3

    STAY PRODUCTIVE

    Having trained, empathetic peers to talk to will keep your team healthy and productive.

As a QPR gatekeeper you will learn to:

  • Recognize the warning signs of suicide
  • Know how to offer hope
  • Know how to get help and save a life
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THIS TRAINING SAVES LIVES

"In my 32 plus years as a law enforcement officer, l have had the misfortune to witness first hand how suicide can affect everyone it touches- family, friends, and first responders alike.  Suicide is one of the most preventable conditions on the planet, yet unfortunately, a law enforcement officer is statistically more likely to die by his own hands than those of a violent criminal. 

The QPR course taught by Dr. Bart Leger gives all who attend the tools to do just that- prevent it.  Who knows how many lives have already been saved by this invaluable program? No wellness program is complete unless it encompasses not only the health of the body but of the mind as well."

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Capt. Rick D.

The advantages of hosting?

  • Avoid having to pay travel costs to send students to other locations
  • Optional budget-friendly online training available
  • Keep your personnel close in case of an emergency
  • Showcase your agency and your community. Bring revenue to local businesses.
  • For additional information please contact Dr. Leger at 337-302-6624.

Caring for one another. It's what it's all about