Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement – Course Description and Registration Page


Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement Course Description and Registration

Date:  May 12, 2021, Wednesday

Time:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location:  La Plata County Sheriffs Office – Old National Guard Armory

283 Girard St, Bodo Park, Durango, CO 81303

Course Description:  Due to the nature of the work, a career in law enforcement can lead to emotional isolation, anger issues, and other responses that can negatively affect an officer, his spouse, and his family, often leading to substance abuse, hostility toward loved ones, and inappropriate and unhealthy emotional conditions.  Hypervigilance during work can lead to physical and emotional burnout, with results that affect officers’ emotional and physical health in a negative way.

This course is designed to help the law enforcement officer identify and mitigate factors that can negatively affect him or her, and employ strategies to offset the stresses and results that come with a career in law enforcement.  Participants will learn to recognize the three primary danger areas that can beset officers in their personal lives as a result of their career in law enforcement – isolation, anger, and projection of blame – and effective strategies for avoiding, dealing with, and preventing them.

Presenting information developed by Dr. Kevin Gilmartin over many years working in and with law enforcement, your course instructor, Retired Chief Bob White brings many years of experience from a career in law enforcement and in employing strategies refined by Dr. Gilmartin over many years. 

This course is provided by the Southwest Training Region at no cost to sworn and certified Colorado law enforcement officers.  



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