R4 Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4144C

Course Description:

Emotional Survival For Law Enforcement
A Foreword of the new book by Alexis Artwohl, Ph.D.

If you’re a cop, you’re going to love this book. It could change your life. It might even save your life, your career, your home life.

If you’re not a cop, you’ll still love it because the ideas in this book could certainly apply to you too. Maybe you’re in a relationship with a cop or have a highly demanding career that puts you on the “biological rollercoaster” ride, a concept that stems from Dr. Gilmartin’s brilliant insight into the cost of public safety work and other high stress occupations.

Author Kevin Gilmartin, Ph.D., is eminently qualified to write about emotional survival for law enforcement because he has lived it, studied it, researched it, and taught it. He is one of America’s very few “cop docs.” After earning his Ph.D. in psychology, he was a career deputy sheriff with the Pima County Sheriff’s Office (PeSO), in Arizona. He started with the PCSO in 1974 on a Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) grant, then became a sworn deputy in 1977 until his retirement in 1995.

In 1982 he was nationally recognized for his work in hostage negotiations when he was selected as one of America’s ten best “Police Officers of the Year” by Parade Magazine. Other operational activities during his deputy she rrif career included assisting investigators, criminal profiling, crisis interventions with emotionally disturbed persons, and dealing with extremist groups. The article he wrote on religious extremist groups, “The Lethal Triad,” is still used in counter-terrorism training.

A true police psychologist is a rare breed in itself, and Dr. Gilmartin was one of the early pioneers in this highly specialized area. He was invited to write articles for leading publications and developed one of the nation’s earliest police behavioral sciences units in the Tucson metro area. Although his initial interest was in operational work, his work in counseling police officers and their families soon led him to the realization that one of the most critical and ignored areas in law enforcement is the emotional toll this stressful occupation takes on its own people, and his focus turned increasingly to this area.

As deputy sheriff and doctor, living, working, and studying the unique world of cops and their families, he developed a penetrating insight into the daily work life of cops. He came to see how it insidiously dismantled the personal lives, health, happiness, and careers of officers who weren’t prepared to cope with the unique demands of the law enforcement lifestyle. These officers and their family members became emotional casualties. Dr. Gilmartin was determined to do something that could help them become emotional survivors instead.
Fortunately for law enforcement at large, Dr. Gilmartin is a gifted trainer who started training early in his career and soon became inundated with requests for training from all across North America. After retiring from the PCSO, he was able to devote all his efforts to taking his message on the road internationally and is teaching as many officers as he can about the hazards of the wild biological rollercoaster ride, a ride that can end in disaster if officers don’t learn to manage it.

I first heard Dr. Gilmartin speak at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference in 1993. I was instantly impressed by two things: This guy really knows what he’s talking about, and he is fun to listen to. Not only is he highly entertaining, his message is clear, straightforward, and easy to understand. His life-changing advice is practical and simple to apply once you understand the concept of the Hypervigilance Biological Rollercoaster®.
When he isn’t helping cops, Dr. Gilmartin chases steers as he enjoys the cowboy lifestyle on his horse ranch in Arizona. He and his wife, Anne, are avid team ropers and compete in the rodeos of the Law Enforcement Rodeo Association.

As a law enforcement trainer myself, I, like Dr. Gilmartin, travel all over North America training cops. Because I admire his work, I usually mention Dr. Gilmartin’s name and encourage officers to attend his training if they get the chance. Time after time officers have come up to me during the breaks to tell me they had been fortunate enough to listen to Dr. Gilmartin speak in person or on his videotape. They rave about how entertaining and informative the class was, but, more important, they tell me that hearing him speak changed their lives. Many of the older veterans wistfully tell me, “Better late than never, but I wish I had heard his talk at the beginning of my career.”
Now Dr. Gilmartin has put his message in print in this book, which is not only profound but almost as entertaining as he is in person. So enjoy, and go become an emotional survivor.

—Alexis Artwohl, Ph.D.
Co-author of Deadly Force Encounters

Dates: February 2 & repeats on February 3, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 8

Location: Idaho Falls Civic Center for the Performing Arts, 501 S. Holmes, Idaho Falls, ID

Cost: $0-100.00 depending on residence (Spouses attend for free)

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Kevin Gilmartin

Remarks: To register for this course, click the link- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/emotional-survival-for-law-enforcement-kevin-gilmartin-tickets-158811466371

R4 The Unbreakable Cop- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4236

Course Description:

Having a problem isn’t the worst thing. The worst thing is having a problem and no plan to fix it…

There’s nothing easy about being a cop. The extremely high levels of negativity and the unrelenting pressure to perform perfectly make the job incredibly difficult. In normal times, it’s bad enough. Unfortunately, these are not normal times and as hard as it is to believe, it’s only gotten worse.

Sadly, it’s also clear that many politicians and other elected leaders are not going to go out of their way to protect you and your family. You’re going to have to do that yourself. You’re going to have to become unbreakable…

Attend this course and we’ll show you how to…

Make yourself unbreakable by learning, growing, and becoming stronger in the 7 Inner Strengths
Quickly determine which of the 4 Categories of Life you’re presently in and techniques to transition from a lower to a higher category
Self-determine the scope, direction, and length of your career by deciding your own self-worth instead of letting someone else do it
Implement routines and practices that keep you focused, on track, and moving forward each day…especially in difficult times
Utilize self-assessment tools to track, correct, and enhance your personal growth, happiness, and success
Enhance officer safety by practicing, perfecting, and maintaining a mindset of clarity and gratitude
Prevent negative and harmful thinking by scripting future reactions to specific behaviors
Overcome pain, fear, trauma, and resentment with passion, purpose, and action
Understand authentic love and the 3 simple steps to enrich any relationship
And so much more

Dates: September 29-30, 2021

Times: 0800-1530

Credit Hours: 15

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Training Annex, 577 D St., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: $495.00

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Don Shomette

Remarks: Police departments that register 3 or more receive same number in free seats! Send 3, 4, 5, or more and get the same number in free seats!

To REGISTER online www.donshomette.com or call 540-577-7200

R4 Blue Line Support Seminar- Idaho Falls FREE

SupervisionCourse Number: R4236

Course Description:

We have an amazing group of speakers with over 385 years of law enforcement experience (including four Medal of Valor recipients). Five of them have been shot in the line of duty.

We address the topics that are relevant to the world of law enforcement, with the sole purpose of encouraging the officer. The end result we hope for is the well-being of the officers, with the result that they can be the servant and protector the community needs.

SUICIDE PREVENTION

It is no secret that many active and retired officers have taken their life in the last few years. In 2019, over 230 officers (active and retired) did so. In 2020, that number is slightly above 150. Several officers on our team have contemplated suicide – and found a way out. You can go to our video section and listen to their testimony.

PTSD

PTSD has affected soldiers on the battlefield as well as the cops on the street. Several of our speakers have experienced this traumatic condition – but found a way out. Put simply, it is next to impossible to have a lengthy career as a police officer and not be affected by various scenes the officer witnesses. Five of our team members have been shot. Each recovered.

FAMILY LIFE

No one is sure just how many officers go through divorce. But we are sure of this: married life can be very stressful! Our team knows a thing or two about marriage. Combined, they have been married over 300 years. Some of our team members have also experienced the pain of divorce. Truth be told, married life has as much stress as police work (if not more!).

RESILIENCE

Resilience: the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties: mental toughness. These are absolute “musts” if one is to survive a police career. Some of our team members are “specialists” in this subject, and have shared their expertise with officers around the country in various training settings.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

We are convinced that involvement in the community in which the officer serves is an absolute must. That is not to say that we think the officer should live in his community. But it does mean that whatever community (“district”) the officer is assigned to is somewhere that he/she needs to serve wholeheartedly. Tyrone Dennis, former Atlanta Police Officer, did just that. Tyrone shares his story (and a few others do likewise). The goal is obvious: create good relations between police and community.

STRESS

This is a no-brainer! Lots of cops (and the rest of the word) are quite stressed these days. Some of those stressors can be removed: while others cannot – and must be confronted. We are convinced that the secret to dealing with stress is to become the kind of person that can withstand stress – and not be destroyed by it. There are stressors in life that will NEVER go away: but they need not destroy us.

VERBAL DE-ESCALATION

One of the greatest needs amongst law enforcement is improving their skills of verbal de-escalation. This is the one skill that an officer will use more than any other. Learning to stay calm, and helping others do likewise, is a priceless treasure. We want to share techniques that will help the officer do just that. One of our presenters (a Medal of Valor recipient) spent 32 years in the traffic division. He learned a thing or two about verbal de-escalation.

Dates: November 8-9, 2021

Times: 0800-1700 on Nov. 8, 0800-1230 on Nov. 9

Credit Hours: 12.5

Location: Watersprings Church 4250 S. 25th E., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: FREE to Law Enforcement. You may also register your spouse for free

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Tyrone Dennis, Chris Amos, Jimmy Meeks, Greg Stevens, Jonathan Hickory, Charles Love, Dan Phillips, Tim Rupp

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- https://www.thecorneliusproject.com/idaho-falls-idaho-november8-9-2021-monday-tuesday

R4 Suicide Prevention Training- Idaho Falls FREE

Course Number: R4251

Course Description:

Preventing suicide training.

Dates: May 28, 2021

Times: 0800-0930

Credit Hours: 1.5

Location: Idaho Falls American Legion Hall, 485 Constitution Way, Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: FREE

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s):

Remarks: To register for this class, scan the following QR code

R4 Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4251

Course Description:

This training will provide the opportunity to bring First Responders (Both active and retired), Military Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, Community Leaders and Chaplains or other religious leaders, together with the purpose of equipping them with invaluable Suicide Prevention Training. This will increase the number of individuals with Suicide Prevention training and skills within our community, which will in turn, ultimately save more lives, as well as give them a greater ability to offer peer support to their colleagues.

Certification in LivingWorks ASIST Suicide Prevention
(16 hrs.) *Must attend all entire training to receive certification

Dates: May 24-25, 2021

Times: 0800-1630

Credit Hours: 15

Location: Idaho Falls American Legion Hall, 485 Constitution Way, Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: $120.00

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): TBD

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- https://forms.gle/EXRCDLfVJgECrjrk6

R4 Trauma-Focused Mental Health and Wellness Training- Idaho Falls FREE

Course Number: R4236

Course Description:

Understanding PTSD and how it affects us all.

Dates: May 26, 2021

Times: 0800-1300

Credit Hours: 5

Location: Idaho Falls American Legion Hall, 485 Constitution Way, Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: FREE Lunch will be provided

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s):

Remarks: To register for this course go to https://forms.gle/RR9kuUWvrsqTsqS19

R4 Suicide is not an option- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4236

Course Description:

America’s law enforcement officers are significantly more likely to die by suicide than being murdered in the line of duty. For years mental health professionals have come alongside officers with treatment, assistance, and counsel. Yet, the suicide rate continues to increase. Can this ever-increasing suicide rate among these warriors be stopped?

In this four-hour seminar, Law Enforcement Chaplain Tim Rupp approaches suicide from a spiritual health perspective. Rupp argues there is meaning to life beyond the individual. Humans are not only physical and mental beings, but spiritual beings who yearn for a yet to be experienced life beyond. This eternal hope instilled in every person gives meaning to life and a reason to hope. Hope for more, hope for new, hope for better. Rupp believes that this intrinsic hope is a key to reduce the suicide rate among our warriors.

Every student will receive a copy of Suicide is not an Option book by Tim Rupp.

Dates: June 24, 2021

Times: 0830-1230

Credit Hours: 4

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Training Annex, 577 D St., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: $99.00

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Tim Rupp

Remarks: To register for this course, contact Tim Rupp at 208-206-1215, or register online at  http://TheStrongBlueLine.org/seminars/ or email to office@TheStrongBlueLine.org

R4 Winning a Gunfight- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4139

Course Description:

Does physically surviving a gunfight mean you won? Not by a long shot. Many people survive gunfights. In fact, most people who are in a gunfight survive. But there is a difference between surviving and winning. Surviving means you continue to exist. Continuing to exist and winning are not the same.

Everyone who carries a gun for personal protection or the protection of others needs to understand what they will face before, during, and after a gunfight. This eight-hour seminar is based on Winning a Gunfight helps prepare the modern warrior to win in the event they face a deadly foe.

Every student receives a copy of Winning a Gunfight, foreword by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman.

Dates: Tuesday May 25, 2021

Times: 0830-1700

Credit Hours: 7.5

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Training Annex, 577 D St., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: $99.00

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Tim Rupp

Remarks: To register go to this LINK or email to office@TheStrongBlueLine.org or call 208-206-1215

 

R4 Crisis Intervention Team Training- Pocatello FREE

Course Number: R4236

Course Description:

This training will assist officers, deputies, communications, and others dealing with mental health related calls for service.

Dates: September 20-24, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

Location: Pocatello Police Department, 911 N. 7th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83201

Cost: FREE

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): PPD Captain Ron Knapp

Remarks: To register for this course, contact Pocatello Police Department Training Coordinator Jene Purman at 208-234-6129 or via email at jpurman@pocatello.us

R4 Advanced Public Safety Peer Counseling Certification Training- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4236

Course Description:

This 2-day Advanced Public Safety Peer Counseling Certificaiton is designed to help agencies wanting to start a peer support or wellness program, as well as for those hoping to strengthen the programs they already have. Additionally, each participant will receive a comprehensive training manual. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Saving lives
  • Enhancing productivity
  • Creating a healthier culture
  • Avoiding bigger problems
  • Staffing recommendations

Dates: April 21-22, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

Location: Idaho Falls Police Department Training Annex, 740 Park Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: $325.00

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Jeffrey Denning, Tia White

Remarks: To register for this course contact Jeff at wellness4ps@gmail.com or call 703-864-9710.