2022 – MCJA Mandatory: Wellness and Resiliency for Law Enforcement

by | Jul 19, 2022

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Instructional Goal: 

In this course of instruction, the participant will learn best practices for emotional survival.

Every action a police officer takes can be unpredictable with serious consequences and risks. The nature of today’s social media atmosphere with cellphones, body cameras, and dash cams are causing some officers to be more hesitant to take action. As a result, it is putting officers and citizens in harm’s way. Unpredictability also takes a toll on families as your financial stability may be heavily dependent on your job as an officer. In this course you will learn how make sure you as an officer can keep yourself physically and mentally fit for duty.

Performance Objectives:

At the end of this unit of instruction, the student will be able to accomplish the following:

1.01    Define “Stress” and “Emotional Trauma”

1.02    Identify risk and protective factors for chronic stress and trauma

1.03    Recognize signs and symptoms of a co-worker in crisis

1.04    Identify different types of triggers.

1.05    Learn about the stories and of stress in Law Enforcement in Maine

1.06    Understand the following pillars of fitness: Physical, Recovery and Rest, Hydration and Nutrition, Emotional Fitness

1.07    Identify resources and tips for officer wellness.

Prepared by:  Chief Robert MacKenzie, Kennebunk PD

                        Chief Eliot Moya, Eliot PD

                        Meaghan O’Leary, Public Relations Manager Dirigo Safety, LLC.