Many law enforcement professionals dream of the day when they’ll be able to trade in their patrol car for a less stressful (read: dangerous) job behind a desk at police headquarters. Not all cops, mind you, but many.
Like any career, law enforcement comes with a well defined corporate ladder and most people strive to climb it. Not being out in the field means there are less opportunities for getting hurt or watching your partner get hurt, which means less opportunity for enduring critical incidents that can lead to PTSD.
Progressing to the level of law enforcement executive, supervisor, or manager doesn’t mean that you can escape these incidents altogether, however. When, not if, such a critical incident occurs, you’re going to need to be ready. It will be your job, as the law enforcement executive, to lead the emergency response team and make split-second decisions that could put the lives of your officers in danger. To do this in a way that minimizes risk, you’ll need our peer support training and development courses.
Click the button below to enroll in our corporate leadership training today, or keep reading to learn more about why peer support training and development is so important, even when you’re no longer working in the field on a daily basis.
Critical Incidents Can Strike At Any Time
As law enforcement officers in the field understand all too well, it’s impossible to predict when a critical incident will strike. However, if you have the pleasure of being a law enforcement executive or manager in an area where they’re far and few between, it’s easy to be lulled into a false sense of security. However, without the proper peer support training and development, you may find yourself woefully unprepared when they do. The last thing you want when a civilian life or the lives of law enforcement professionals are on the line is to be scrambling to dust off the giant critical incident response manual.
Law Enforcement Executives and Emergency Managers Must Be Prepared
It’s possible that critical incident response protocols have changed in the years since you’ve been in the field. Staying up to date on the most recent strategies and resources is imperative for supporting your squad and community in the manner that it deserves. Our peer support training and development courses for corporate leaders are specially designed to help you incorporate the most up-to-date processes into your response policy.
When you are mentally and physically prepared for the challenges that lie ahead, you’re able to better set and example for your subordinates, who will be taking their cues from your during and long after the incident is over.
What You’ll Learn In Our Critical Incident Response Workshops
Here at Peer Support Central, we offer several different critical incident response classes to help prepare you for the challenges of an executive-level position.
- Basic Course – This course lasts three days, and is designed to provide a comprehensive review of best practices in the peer support industry, as well as new concepts in peer support training and development. If your department is considering or has recently launched a peer support initiative, this is the course you’ll want to bring you up to speed.
- Advanced Course – This courses lasts for one day, and is designed to improve the skills of peer support team members and their supervisors. Attendees will enjoy in-depth discussions of new intervention and treatment concepts, as well as case studies, to help improve their own programs.
- Update Course – This course lasts for one day, and is meant to be a refresher class for veteran law enforcement peer support specialists. Using interactive discussion, practical exercises, and specific case studies examining real challenges law enforcement peers face, attendees will emerge with a better understanding of trauma recovery and peer support program building.
- Conflict Resolutions, Avoidance, And Mediation Course – This course lasts from three to five days, and is designed to educate law enforcement executives in the areas of conflict resolution, avoidance, and mediation techniques through active training scenarios. If your goal is to establish and maintain peace during critical incidents, this course is for you. This highly popular workshop is offered at multiple locations around the globe.
- Executive Coaching Service – Just because you progressed up through the ranks of your particular law enforcement agency doesn’t mean that your leadership skills are fully developed. In this specialized course, you’ll enjoy one-on-one time with our executive coaches to develop skills that will enhance your career and help you groom a successor.