I’m John Marx the founder of the Law Enforcement Survival Institute, the Editor of and the originator of the Wellness Focused Policing movement.

I believe that the world needs healthy police officers, and that the world deserves healthy police officers!

I have been working on this vision since 2007. I served as a deputy sheriff as well as a municipal police officer over a career of 23 years. I nearly took my own life because of the negative stress and trauma I endured but I survived. I did retire from the job at age 45 to get away that trauma.

After my retirement I wanted away from that negative stress and trauma but when one of my friends, also a retired law enforcement officer took his own life, I realized that I had to use my skills as a law enforcement trainer with (now) over 40 years experience, to do something to promote the health and wellness of policing professionals, both civilian and sworn.

I started training, writing on and ultimately wrote a text book on law enforcement resilience called: Armor Your Self: How to Survive a Career in Law Enforcement. I did this with the help of a lot of experts.

I provide training and consulting for both law enforcement, and corporate clients (who value my experience as a hostage negotiator in building leadership and communication skills.)

My mission is to save the lives of the people who save lives, and I’m asking for your help.

The Law Enforcement Survival Institute, LLC (LESI) is NOT a non-profit, although it doesn’t always make a profit. This is my passion and my legacy and I can’t stop now, but I have exhausted my police pension in this pursuit and the COVID-19 pandemic hit my business particularly hard as it stopped all training, including the corporate training that I did on the side.

We are a virtual consulting firm and I work with a collection of over 30 other dedicated subject matter experts who focus on health, wellness and human performance.

Our mission is to save the lives of the people who save lives, and I’m asking for your help to promote that mission.

I would like to ask for your donation, of any amount, to help continue to fund what I have started.

I believe that In policing, if we don’t take care of our people, they won’t be able to take care of THE PEOPLE!

If you can help I thank you, if you can’t, I understand that times are tough for everyone, and I thank you for reading this.

Please click on the DONATE button below to use PayPal to make a donation of any amount.

If you are part of a larger philanthropic organization, and would like to talk about helping me start a non-profit arm of my business, or you are a non-profit organization who has similar goals and would like to collaborate, please call me.

Remember, LESI is NOT a non-profit and your donation is NOT tax deductible.

Thank you for helping in any way you can!




Be well and stay safe,

John Marx
Executive Director
The Law Enforcement Survival Institute, LLC
11757 W. Ken Caryl Ave., Suite F-321
Littleton, CO 80127
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