Traumas of Law Enforcement TrainingsTrainings provided by C.O.P.S. can be as brief as a four-hour in-service training to as in-depth as a three-day session.
The Traumas of Law Enforcement
Concerns of Police Survivors has presented on average, 7 segments of the “Traumas of Law Enforcement” at various locations across the country. This 3-day training has usually been funded through grants from the Department of Justice except for 2008 and 2009 due to reductions in grant amounts. This training dedicates 1-day to preparing and handling line-of-duty death, 1-day to the cumulative stress on an officer, ½ day to police suicide, and ½ day to the “traumatized officer”.
C.O.P.S. has presented this training to over 10,000 individuals from law enforcement community.
2014 trainings will consist of 7 segments held in the months of January, February, and March.
2014 Traumas of Law Enforcement training will be held in the following locations:
- January 6-8, 2014
Orange County, Florida (greater Orlando area)
Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Drive, Orlando Florida 32819
- January 27-29, 2014
Dublin, California (greater Oakland area)
Alameda County Sheriff’s Office
Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
4985 Broder Boulevard Dublin, California 94568
- February 10-12, 2014
Westminster, Colorado (greater Denver area)
Westminster Public Safety Center
9110 Yates Street Westminster Colorado 80031
- February 24-26, 2014
Saint Mary’s University Event Center
2540 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
- March 3-5, 2014
Highland Park Christian Church
5708 East 31st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135
- March 10-12, 2014
Durham, North Carolina
Duke University- Richard White Lecture Hall
East Campus Building 7214
1308 Campus Drive
Duke University, North Carolina 27708
- March 31-April 2, 2014
Albany New York
New York State Police Academy
1220 Washington Avenue building 24
Albany New York 12226-2450
For questions, please contact:
Director of Programs
4 HOUR IN-SERVICE TRAINING
Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. wants every agency to be prepared to handle the trauma of law enforcement death.
C.O.P.S.' four-hour training covers such topics as:
Myths vs. facts about coping with the loss of a law enforcement officer.
Support issues for the surviving family, the agency, agency personnel and their families.
Being prepared with a General Orders for line-of-duty death.
Regular updating of family information and beneficiary cards.
Discussion of state/local benefits.
Organizing financial matters.
Officer safety issues.
Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Psychological/critical incident stress debriefing teams to address the needs of effected co-workers and co-workers' families.
Spouse seminars and employee assistance programs.
The survivors' perspective.
ALL DAY SESSION
Geared toward officers who deal with the survivors, C.O.P.S.' all-day session includes the topics in the 4 hour in-service training, as well as:
Death notification: injury vs. critical injury vs. death.
Assisting the family at the hospital.
Support for the family during the wake and funeral.
Cultural differences that influence law enforcement funerals.
Providing information and assistance on benefits to the surviving family.
Continued follow-up with the family.
Department support for the surviving family awaiting trial.
National Police Week activities.
Individual officer/family issues the agency should address.