The book helps law enforcement professionals armor themselves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually in order to build Tactical Resilience™.
This book also provides guidance and support for law enforcement family members to use in order to learn how to help their family survive that career in policing.
This book is about “Saving the Lives of the People Who Save Lives”
Police work is the most toxic job on the planet, and if the members of the law enforcement community don’t take measures to protect themselves, this job will eat them up!
If law enforcement officers did a true threat assessment of their careers, they would realize that the real dangers lie not with the bad guys, but within the stresses of the job. High rates of suicide, depression, alcoholism, domestic violence, PTSD, heart attack and cancer are the real cop killers.
In this book you will learn about:
• Blue Trauma Syndrome
• The 7 Key Factors of Tactical Resilience™
• Comprehensive Survival Skills to Save Your Life and Your Health
• Critical Concepts for Stress Reduction
• How to Armor Your Agency™
• The Concept of True Blue Valor™
This book is filled with practical exercises, tactics and techniques to help you build your resilience intentionally! In print the book is softcover, 434 pages
The book is also available on Amazon.com
Many people who serve, and who have served, in law enforcement bear the scars of the cumulative stresses that accompany the career. The Law Enforcement Survival Institute (LESI) and CopsAlive.com work tirelessly to assemble strategies, tactics and best practices to help anyone working in this profession successfully survive their career. LESI and CopsAlive.com work with agencies and families to create environments that support healthy, happy and effective law enforcement professionals both on the job and at home.
Here’s what people are saying about Armor Your Self™:
“Wow! Armor Your Self™ is a landmark, pioneering work that belongs on every cop’s bookshelf. Get this book! Study this book! Apply this book! It will save careers. It will save marriages, and it will save lives!”
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman (ret.)
“If a book is weighed on the basis of how useful it is, Armor Your Self™ weighs a ton!”
“Armor Your Self™: How To Survive A Career In Law Enforcement is an essential read for all law enforcement officers.”
Jack. A. Digliani, Ph.D., Ed.D.
“Before I finished the first paragraph, I was hooked. John had me smiling and nodding my head in agreement throughout his book.”
“Armor Your Self™” is one of those rare resources that is truly an encyclopedia for a successful law enforcement career. From physical fitness to tactical exercises to emotional well-being,”
Dave and Betsy Smith
“The book, Armor Your Self™: How To Survive A Career In Law Enforcement gives information and skills to the law enforcement professional to not only survive their career, but also to stop transferring unresolved emotional issues into inappropriate police conduct.”
Kevin M. Gilmartin, Ph.D.
“Armor Your Self™: How To Survive A Career In Law Enforcement is the most comprehensive, effective book of its kind I’ve ever seen.”
Cary A. Friedman
“Armor Your Self™: How to survive a career in law enforcement is a must have for anyone working in or with law enforcement!”
CDR Eric G. Potterat, Ph.D. (Ret.)
“Armor Your Self™: How to Survive a Career in Law Enforcement should be considered the “owner’s manual” for law enforcement officers.”
“I Love, love, love this book. John’s thoughtfulness and concern for the average officer is genuine, for sure.”
Sgt. Stephen A. Bishopp
“Armor Your Self™ written by former law enforcement officer John Marx is a must read for anyone in the Law Enforcement field to include family members.”
Lt. Tod E. Bassett
“While this book would have been valuable to read a decade ago, with the incredible and ever increasing stresses on today’s law enforcement practitioners it becomes a must read.”
FBI SAC Bob Pence (ret.)
“This book is one more tool needed to keep ourselves safe now and throughout our career. Read it and take it to heart.”
Raymond Craig Metropolitan Police Officer II
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John Marx, CPP was a Police Officer for twenty-three years and served as a Hostage Negotiator for nineteen of those years. He worked in both a sheriff’s office and a municipal police department. John retired from law enforcement in 2002. When one of his friends, also a former police officer, committed suicide at age 38, John began researching the problems that trauma and negative stress create for police officers.
In 2008 John founded The Law Enforcement Survival Institute (LESI) and began writing on CopsAlive.com. The mission of both LESI and CopsAlive is to save the lives of the people who save lives! John holds a lifetime Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification from the American Society For Industrial Security.
The Law Enforcement Survival Institute gathers information, strategies and tools to help law enforcement professionals plan for happy, healthy and successful careers, relationships and lives and distributes that information through it’s training programs and on www.CopsAlive.com.
As well as working with law enforcement agencies John also works as a private consultant and has provided training in the leadership development programs of several Fortune 100 corporations.
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CopsAlive is written to prompt discussions within our profession about the issues of law enforcement career survival, health and wellness. We invite you to share your opinions, ask questions and suggest topics for us in the Comment Box that is at the bottom of this article.
At The Law Enforcement Survival Institute (LESI) we train law enforcement officers to cope with stress and manage all the toxic effects and hidden dangers of a career in law enforcement.
Our “Armor Your Self™: How to Survive a Career in Law Enforcement” on-site training program is an eight hour, hands-on, “How to” seminar that helps police officers and other law enforcement professionals armor themselves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually to build Tactical Resilience™ and survive their careers in police work. To learn more CLICK HERE
The concept of “True Blue Valor™” is where one law enforcement officer has to muster the courage to confront a peer who is slipping both professionally and personally and endangering themselves, their peers and the public. It takes a system of organizational support and professional leadership to support and foster the concept of courage and intervention. We will train your trainers to deliver this program to your agency.
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Our “Armor Your Agency™: How to Create a Healthy and Supportive Law Enforcement Agency” Program includes critical strategies that you will need to build a system of support and encouragement for a healthy and productive agency. To learn more CLICK HERE
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CopsAlive.com was founded to provide information and strategies to help police officers successfully survive their careers and improve their heathy, wellness and effectiveness. We help law enforcement officers and their agencies prepare for the risks that threaten their existence. Thank you for reading!