Raymond Craig has over 24 years working for the Honolulu Police Department. He is currently assigned to the training academy. He has certifications in defensive tactics, firearms, tactics and use of force. Currently he is assigned to the taser program. He is certified as a master taser instructor and trains both the incumbents and recruits in the use of the taser. He has helped develop the current taser program used by the department. He is a certified instructor with ALERRT and is very active with the department’s active shooter program. In addition, he is a member of ILEETA. He attends the annual conference and has presented during the conference. He is part of the peer support unit and is active in the suicide prevention program for the department. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS - International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) - National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Association (NLEFIA) – Member - National Rifle Association (NRA)- Life Member

The Visitor That Would Not Leave

How do you handle that one guest that just will not leave? I recently heard a definition for what trauma is. Trauma was defined as: when you leave the scene, but the scene does not leave you. That definition resonated with me. How many calls did I leave that did not leave me?

I know we all have scenes and calls that have not left us. Some are years old. Some are obvious. The larger scenes and the obviously tragic calls stay with us. It is expected. In my department, certain calls are expected to cause trauma such as an officer involved shooting or a line of duty death.

When something like that happens, peer support is automatically activated and… Continue reading