lliance for P
upport (ALLEAPS), in cooperation with the Tuscaloosa Police Department, will provide peer support training at The Tuscaloosa Law Enforcement Academy: APOSTC, 7601 Robert Cardinal Road, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, March 18 – 21, 2024. 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
- Officer Down
- Mass Casualty
- Custodial Death
- Child Death, etc.
Additional topics explain the reasons for (and provide solutions):
- Why do police officers live 20 years less than the general public?
- Why do law enforcement officers commit suicide at 3-4 times the rate more than 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!
Completing this peer support program qualifies officers to be certified peer support members as identified in Title 36-21-14, Code of Alabama. This certification provides them with 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, RETIREES, EMA OFFICERS, AND 911 DISPATCHERS/CALL-TAKERS with valid credentials. Upon approval, Chaplains and Mental health professionals who comply with the requirements of 36-21-14, Code of Alabama, 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 Houston County Sheriff’s Office, Dothan, Alabama.
For local information, contact:
Sgt. Jason Hallman, Tuscaloosa Police Department
(205) 248-4808 Office
(205) 454-8905 Cell