Do you want to start or enhance a police wellness program in your small law enforcement agency?
What do you say when the public and media ask: how do police officers stay healthy and fit for the job?
Small law enforcement agencies deserve the best possible wellness initiatives to keep their people physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually fit.
For small agencies, usually with less than twenty-five employees, paying for training, both in time and money, can be daunting. It’s hard to get everyone together for a class and then sometimes that information is lost without regular reinforcement.
What would you say if I told you that for less than $300 you can harness the makings of a full wellness system and get started immediately. The scheduling, implementation and reinforcement are totally within your control and it will create the foundation for a life-long learning experience for your people.
I believe wellness… in law enforcement should be a system, not a program. Too many police agencies, large and small, are just dabbling in wellness and perhaps doing more harm than good. The difference is in strategy and complexity. Too many organizations focus on only one thing like emotional survival for law enforcement or just a physical fitness program. A wellness system does more than that. It looks at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of people and works to build fitness in all of those areas. It also looks at the environment and what influences impact wellness.
A comprehensive wellness system includes the symbiotic relationship between individual resilience, support systems, leadership and a positive, wellness oriented, culture. We all want better policing, so you can consider this police reform thru police wellness.
The Law Enforcement Survival Institute has a wellness building solution specifically for small police and sheriff’s agencies. It is also suitable for small groups and academy training classes. Whether it’s physical, mental, emotional or spiritual survival from the rigors of law enforcement, this will give you all that you need to begin building your law enforcement wellness system.
What you get in this small Group Study Package:
● 10 – Armor Your Self resilience building textbooks
● A 24 page Study & Discussion Guide PDF that can be used to facilitate 15 different lessons, plus a bonus section on law enforcement suicide prevention.
What you need to do:
● Find a leader or key person, sworn or civilian, who wants to champion and promote the project
● Find a way for small groups of your people to gather regularly to discuss what they are all learning
● Select a leader for each lesson to explore ahead and guide the others toward learning
● Keep the momentum going over time and continue exploring as you build resilience together
The Armor Your Self: How to Survive a Career in Law Enforcement book explains the global perspective of a wellness system as well as getting down to providing over 180 tips and techniques for building tactical resilience. This concept is perfect for all employees, sworn, civilian and volunteer, as well as family members.
This is not a full training curriculum, but rather a guided tour of each chapter of the 15 chapters of the Armor Your Self book with discussion questions, activities and action planning suggestions.
The Armor Your Self “Group Study” Package is for small groups or agency’s that are on a tight budget but understand they need help and would like to explore the 458 page Armor Your Self textbooks more deeply than we can even do in our full eight-hour, on-site, training program.
When you make your purchase online, the PDF Study & Discussion Guide will be available for immediate download and the books will be shipped (The price includes FREE shipping).
Your total investment = $285.00
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CLICK HERE for a downloadable PDF info sheet about this product.
What are you waiting for? What do you have to lose? Get started and download the Study & Discussion Guide immediately after check out at: https://lawenforcementsurvivalinstitute.org/product/the-ays-group-study-package/
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Praise for the Armor Your Self book:
“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! Relatives of police should give this book to “your” cop. Mental health and medical practitioners, counselors, psychologists and therapists should use this book as a part of your wellness and therapeutic plan for police officers. There is no other book like this available today. It is essential and irreplaceable. And a hearty “Well done!” to John Marx! These are hard times in law enforcement, and in our nation, and I believe John was put here “for just such a time as this.”
Lt. Col., USA (ret.)
Author of On Combat, On Killing, and Assassination Generation
“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. An important contribution to the law enforcement field.”
Kevin M. Gilmartin, Ph.D.
Police Psychologist, Behavioral Sciences and Management Consultant
Author of Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement
“If a book is weighed on the basis of how useful it is, Armor Your Self™ weighs a ton! Step by practical step, it coaches you on how to build the life-saving skill of resilience, the most critical quality for surviving the physical, mental, and emotional perils of a law enforcement career. A perfect gift for new recruits, an invaluable Rx for veteran officers who already are under siege from the many threats and stresses of the Job.”
Author, the Street Survival book series
“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, John Marx has put together a book for every cadet, rookie, trainer, administrator and senior member of every police department in North America. It should be on the shelf of every law enforcement agency and academy library and must be shared with anyone who has a cop in the family. It’s one of those books that, after reading, we looked at each other and said “Why didn’t we write this?” Thankfully, John Marx did.
Dave and Betsy Smith
Law Enforcement Trainers and Authors
“What are you willing to do to save a life? What about your own life? This comprehensive manual tells you how to find your way through the minefield of mental, emotional and spiritual assaults you experience in police work. Armor Your Self™ teaches you that overwhelming stress, burnout, PTSD and despair can be prevented or managed. The exercises and tactics in this book prepare you to survive, thrive, and enjoy your work and life. It’s one of the best books for personal survival you will ever read.”
Allen R. Kates, MFAW, BCECR
Author of CopShock, Second Edition: Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
“Armor Your Self™: How To Survive A Career In Law Enforcement is the most comprehensive, effective book of its kind I’ve ever seen. It addresses the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and ethical aspects of a career in law enforcement and of the people who wear the badge, and the insights and techniques it provides will save lives, careers, and marriages. Get yourself a copy right away. And that cop you know, the one who is tired, angry, and demoralized? Order one for him / her, too.”
Police Chaplain Cary A. Friedman
Author, Spiritual Survival for Law Enforcement
“Armor Your Self™: How to survive a career in law enforcement is a must have for anyone working in or with law enforcement! This is one of the best overall compilations of resources, guidance and techniques for those who navigate the high-stress, high-performance world of police work. Whether you’re an officer, family member or professional support staff, this resource will make you better at what you do!”
CDR Eric G. Potterat, Ph.D., USN (Retired)
Clinical and Performance Psychologist
Former Head Psychologist for the US Navy SEALs
“Armor Your Self™: How To Survive A Career In Law Enforcement is an essential read for all law enforcement officers. John Marx is an experienced veteran police officer who provides practical and comprehensive information necessary for career-long officer-wellness. It is equally significant to spouses of officers and others that have an interest in the challenges confronted by modern day law enforcement officers.”
Jack. A. Digliani, PhD, EdD
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REMEMBER: Police Wellness should be a SYSTEM, not a program!
At LESI we believe that an effective police wellness system should be strategic, comprehensive, specific, measurable and sustainable. The LESI faculty is always available to help you build the wellness system your agency needs whether that includes building individual resilience for your people; assessing and enhancing agency support systems; developing a positive wellness culture; promoting wellness leadership practices; or all of the above, we’re available to help you so please reach out by clicking here to email or by giving us a call.
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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” is a resilience building textbook, a do-it-yourself curriculum and a training program that can be presented live, on-site, virtually or through pre-recorded learning modules. These programs help 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. To learn about and buy the book CLICK HERE.
Our “Wellness Focused Policing Initiative” is a people focused policing strategy to promote wellness within law-enforcement first, and then to spread that sense of care, and focus on well-being, outwardly to the people served by the police. This is not a quick fix, “flavor of the month” or a band-aid solution but rather a long-term commitment to developing the comprehensive health and well-being of both law enforcement professionals AND the people they serve. To learn more CLICK HERE. To take our quick and free online survey to see where you stand now CLICK HERE.
The Tactical Resilience™ and Ethical Policing Project (TREPP) is our international initiative to promote the health and resiliency of law enforcement professionals by conditioning our people physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, as well as paying attention to strengthening their mindset, level of personal mastery, depth of their social support system sand their financial fitness. It also provides a set of tools and techniques that, replenish their spiritual health and, restores their inner peace and clarity. TREPP is expandable to meet the needs of your community and your budget and can use training, assessments and consulting to assist you where you need it. We build human resilience, create processes to enhance agency support systems, promote a culture of wellness, and most importantly initiate community lead projects thru our Law enforcement officers as Community Action Leaders (LoCAL) initiative.
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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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