Training Opportunity: "New England Law Enforcement Safety and Wellness Summit"

Register for this training opportunity taking place in Springfield, MA

New England Law Enforcement Safety and Wellness Summit Registration

Co-hosted by

Springfield, MA Police Department
Community Solutions for New England, LLC


Open to all sworn law enforcement, prosecution, and corrections officers.

Local, county, state and federal personnel are welcome.


Tuesday, May 15 - Wednesday, May 16, 2018

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location: MassMutual Center

Directions: 1277 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103 


Summit Training Topics
Characteristics of Armed Offenders
Lt. Richard A. Hobson (ret.) - Washington DC Metro Police Dept.
This session intensifies awareness of features common to street-level criminal gunmen, with emphasis on identifying these characteristics to improve officer safety skills while enhancing the ability to successfully detect and recover unlawfully possessed firearms.  The course also underscores the special significance of effectively articulating specific factors relied upon to support a successful prosecution.  This is a full-day training.
In Harm’s Way:  Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention
Donna G. Schulz, Law Enforcement Coordinator (ret.) - U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of FL
Stress in policing is a crisis.  Continued exposure to trauma, such as dealing with loss of life and experiencing life-threatening incidents, contributes to high levels of toxic stress for police officers, resulting in physical and mental health issues.  In Harm’s Way is a federally-funded program offering national training seminars and workshops dedicated to law enforcement suicide prevention, including crisis intervention, stress management, peer support and more.
Verbal Fitness for Law Enforcement
Brian J. Polansky, Ph.D. - Polansky & Associates, Russellville, AR
This seminar focuses on the central role of effective speech communication in achieving professional law enforcement objectives.  Participants will identify the necessary skills for developing verbal fitness and learn how to practice strategic interaction to facilitate voluntary compliance.  Emphasis is given to specific de-escalation interaction techniques that will promote officer safety, reduce citizen complaints, and enhance each participant’s professionalism.
Winning at Life
Det. Richard A. Labell, Raymond, NH Police Department
A fellow police officer shares his first-hand experience overcoming multiple traumatic life events, using a positive mindset and physical fitness to conquer stress and roadblocks.

Registration includes two (2) full days of training. Discounted rate if four (4) or more individuals register from one agency.


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