Damon Simmons, PhD, INCI, CSMC

Owner and instructor Dr. Damon Simmons is an IADLEST Nationally Certified Instructor. To learn more about Dr. Simmons, view his bio page.

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Understanding and Mitigating the Effects of Stress on Law Enforcement

Overview


Work- related stress can yield short and long-term effects on physical and mental health. Researchers estimate that companies in the United States lose approximately $300 billion annually because of work-stress related issues. Health care costs related to work-related stress are estimated to be $68 billion annually. Employees that experience work-related stress often suffer devastating psychological and physiological effects, such as high morbidity and mortality rates and rates of alcoholism, substance abuse, domestic violence, and suicide higher than the national average. Although there are many stressful occupations in the United States, researchers identify and regard law enforcement as one of the most stressful occupations in the country. Recent research yields evidence that law enforcement officers experience adverse psychological and physiological conditions at higher rates than other occupations in the United States. The adverse psychological and physiological conditions include PTSD, cardiovascular disease, anxiety, depression, suicidal behavior, and interpersonal violence. This course familiarizes each student with the concept of work-related stress, the phenomenon’s effect on law enforcement, and how effective leadership within an organization can influence the amount of stress officers experience.  


Topics discussed in this course include:


--Types of stress

--Work-related stress

--Negative mental and physical effects of stress

--Stress Management Interventions

--Law Enforcement Health and Wellness Programs

--Leadership’s role in reducing work-related stress


To learn more or take this course, visit:  


https://leofirstlineonline.training/courses/understanding-and-mitigating-the-effects-of-stress-on-law-enforcement/

UPCOMING TRAINING

Find upcoming training classes below.

Understanding and Mitigating the Effects of Stress on Law Enforcement


Date: April 8, 2020 Time: 0800-1700 hours


Location: 

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Training Center, 6011 N. Chase Rd., Newman Lake, WA 99025 (509) 477-4793 


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Another Great Training Day in Kootenai County, ID

January 8, 2020

Understanding and Mitigating the Effects of Stress on Law Enforcement

Location:

Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, ID


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