The Alabama Law Enforcement Alliance for Peer Support (ALLEAPS), in cooperation with the Florence Police Department, will provide Law Enforcement Peer support training July 26 – 29, 2022, 0800-1700 daily at the Cross Point Church, 1350 Cox Creek Parkway, Florence, AL 35633. 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
- Custodial Death
Additional topics explain the reasons for (and provide solutions):
- Why police officers live 20 years less than the general public.
- Why do law enforcement officers commit suicide at 3-4 times the rate 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 post traumatic stress.
Completing the 32-hour peer support program qualifies students to be certified peer support members identified in Title 36-21-14, Code of Alabama. This certification provides law enforcement officers the identical privileged communication protection 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 and the willingness to step up and take action when another police officer is in need.
Sponsored by The Center for Best Practices in Law Enforcement, Jacksonville State University
For local information contact:
Lieutenant Mark Senf, Training Division
Florence Police Department
(256) 760 – 6500