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, 8 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.
2015 trainings will consist of 8 segments held in the months of January thru June.
2015 Traumas of Law Enforcement training will be held in the following locations:
- January 12-14, 2015
Metro Dade Florida
Long Beach , California
- February 23-25, 2015
Cedar Hill Texas (Metro Plex area)
- March 9-11, 2015
- March 23-25, 2015
- April 13-15, 2015
- April 27-29, 2015
- June 1-3, 2015
Online Registration will be available soon!
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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.