We are very impressed with the work of police psychologist Jack Digliani, Ph.D., Ed.D..

We highly recommend his book as well as his training and the implementation of his Police & Sheriff Peer Support Team concept.

Dr. Digliani is a psychologist and a former deputy sheriff, police officer, and detective. He served as staff psychologist and peer support team clinical supervisor of the Fort Collins, Colorado Police Services (FCPS)for the last 11 years of his police career. In 1995 he was awarded the FCPS Medal of Merit for his work in police psychology. He is the current staff psychologist for the Loveland Police Department and Larimer County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado. In his work, he provides psychological counseling services to department members and their families. He also serves as the clinical supervisor of the agencies’ Peer  Support Teams. Dr. Digliani has worked with numerous municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement organizations.  He specializes in trauma psychology, group interventions, and the development of police peer support teams. His writings include Reflections of a Police Psychologist, the Police and Sheriff Peer Support Team Manual, and the Law Enforcement Critical Incident Handbook. He has developed the Police And Training/Recruit Officer Liaison (PATROL) program to support police officers in training, the Proactive Annual Check-In  (PAC) Initiative to support working officers, and the Comprehensive Model for Police Advanced Strategic Support (COMPASS) to support officers throughout and following their police career.

CLICK HERE to learn more about, or order Jack’s book “Reflections of a Police Psychologist”

Reflections of a Police Psychologist is an account of the experiences, thoughts, and observations of a seasoned police veteran. It is written for police officers and those who would like a glimpse into the world of policing from the perspective of a former police officer and current police psychologist. Dr. Digliani discusses the major challenges facing those first entering police work. He addresses police field training and identifies the ten police field training pitfalls. The PATROL program, developed to assist new officers, is outlined. It involves an orientation and phase meetings between new officers and the staff psychologist to support them throughout field training. Dr. Digliani discusses how stress management becomes life management within the concepts of life-by-design and life-by-default. Inside the parameters of life management, a list of Some Things to Remember functions as an instrument for transactional change. The issues related to traumatic stress and exposure are discussed. The insights presented originate out of years of treating officers exposed to traumatic events. The role of police peer support teams is examined. Models for a peer support team policy and operational guidelines are presented. There is also information relating to the confidentiality of peer support interactions, a topic of current controversy. Traumatic incident debriefings and their applications in policing are elucidated, along with phase and freeze-frame models of debriefing. Included is a discussion of the current efficacy research pertinent to traumatic incident debriefings. Police family issues and the Foundation Building Blocks of Functional Relationships are outlined. Various family patterns of interaction are identified, including information for families of traumatized officers. There is a discussion of coping with death and loss, a critical area for police officers. An exposition of mental illness and interacting with the mentally ill from a police perspective is presented. Toward the end of the book, the retirement transition is discussed. In retirement or separation from service, officers return to the civilian world. Some experience difficulty with this transition. Issues to consider before retirement are presented. The final chapter includes the general reflections and policing history of Dr. Digliani. These reflections include the insights that come only with years of policing experience in several police assignments, including that of staff psychologist. This is an excellent book for anyone interested in law enforcement, policing, and police psychology.

CLICK HERE to learn more about, or order Jack’s book “Reflections of a Police Psychologist”

We highly recommend his book as well as his training and the implementation of his Police & Sheriff Peer Support Team concept.

CLICK HERE to download a free electronic copy of the newest version of Jack’s Police & Sheriff Peer Support Team Training Manual (Always check back as the manual is constantly being update with new critical information).

CLICK HERE to download a free electronic copy of the latest version of Jack’s Critical Incident Handbook

CLICK HERE to email Jack or request his training program


  1. Myself and some of my co workers are trying to form a Peer Support Group and are looking for training/classes to attend. Thanks in advance.

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