The Alabama Law Enforcement Alliance for Peer Support (ALLEAPS) and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) will provide peer support training at the Wiregrass Public Safety Center, 100 Public Safety Way, Dothan, Alabama 36303, July 20-23, 2020. This 32-hour training has limited seating, and there is no cost for the training.
The purpose of this course is to provide law enforcement officers with a distinct skill set, allowing them to deal with and assist other officers following high-stress job-related events such as:
• Officer-Involved Shooting
• Multiple Fatality Collisions
• Officer Down
• Mass Casualty
• Custodial Death
• Child Death, etc.
Additional topics explain the reasons for (and provide solutions):
• Why police officers live 20 years less than the general public.
• Why law enforcement officers commit suicide at 3-4 times the rate at which we are killed in the line-of-duty.
• Why career police officers in the U.S. are ranked first in Alcoholism, Divorce, Heart Disease, and PTSD.
ALLEAPS is NOT counseling.
ALLEAPS is a highly effective peer-driven support system that exists exclusively within the law enforcement brotherhood, instead of with well-meaning mental health professionals that cops typically don’t trust.
Completion of the 32-hour LEAPS program qualifies students to be certified peer support members as identified in Title 36-21-14, Code of Alabama. This certification provides law enforcement officers the identical privileged communication protection that is currently in place for a lawyer/client or doctor/patient.
This law enforcement training is RESTRICTED TO CERTIFIED PEACE OFFICERS and RETIREES with valid credentials. Chaplains and mental health professionals who comply with the requirements of 36-21-14, Code of Alabama, upon approval, may be permitted to attend.
The officer should have a good reputation and understanding of the law enforcement brother/sisterhood, along with the willingness to step up and take action when another police officer is in need.
Sponsored by the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, Dothan, Alabama
In cooperation with the Dothan Police Department, Dothan, Alabama
For more information regarding peer support visit: www.alleaps.org