Co-Sponsor an L.E.O. Firstline Course



Want to co-sponsor an L.E.O. Firstline course? Co-sponsoring agencies receive several courtesy seats at each training course. L.E.O. Firstline handles these aspects of each offered course:


• Student course registration

• Marketing materials

• Student training materials and aids

• Course certificates of completion  


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Understanding and Mitigating the Effects of Stress on Law Enforcement

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.  


Intended Audience: Law enforcement leadership (e.g., field training officers, mid-level leadership, and administration.


For scheduling questions, please email Damon Simmons, Ph.D. at [email protected]


Understanding and Mitigating the Effects of Stress on Law Enforcement


July 1, 2019 0800-1600 hours

Spokane County Sheriff's Office Training Center 

6011 N. Chase Rd

Newman Lake, WA 99025



Class Registration

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