Training Force USA


This Job Can be a Killer, Even If No One Is Shooting at You! © 


August 16, 2017 - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


The facts are in and the costs are high! Law Enforcement Officers face many types of danger during their career. According to the National Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Fund, on average somewhere in America, a Law Enforcement Officer is killed in the line of duty every 57 hours.
Officers often pay another price that doesn't make the headlines on the evening news, yet one that still destroys lives. Stress, Trauma, PTSD and Suicide are Law Enforcement's Hidden Assailants. Law Enforcement Agencies across the country are recognizing the need to provide training programs and mental health services for officers and support staff. Training and education are keys to reduce stress, and programs such as peer support and critical incident stress debriefing teams help reduce long term traumatic effects.
This One-Day (8 Hour) class will present a Reality-Based Model and provide students with a first hand look at Law Enforcement Stress, Trauma, PTSD and Suicide and will provide the tools and skills to build resiliency.
The student will:
  • Gain a better understanding of the law enforcement profession and issues related to stress, trauma and officer safety.
  • Learn how stress and trauma affects the body and the mind and how to recognize signs and symptoms.
  • From the Battlefront to the Homefront, officers will be encouraged to develop a personal plan for resiliency.
  • Identify personal risks and develop strategies to reduce stress in their personal and professional lives.
  • Examine critical incidents from an officer involved shooting to a line of duty injury and death, from workplace and school violence to an act of terrorism.
  • Learn about terms such as Cop Shock and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Gain a better understanding of Law Enforcement Suicide and the "Mystery Within".
  • Learn the importance of seeking assistance... from professional counseling to life coaching...from peer support groups to critical incident stress debriefings.
  • Students will be provided with resources and the tools and skills needed to develop a personal plan for resiliency and how they can assist their co-workers.

Tom Gillan is Director of The P S U Crisis Management and Training Group, Inc. - Formerly known as The Central Florida Police Stress Unit - A Non- Profit Organization providing a confidential response, life coaching services and training for first responders. As a certified law enforcement trainer, Tom is an instructor with Training Force USA, the Regional Community Policing Institute, the Criminal Justice Department at Saint Leo University, The Florida Sheriff's Association, and the Florida Attorney General's Office. Mr. Gillan has received numerous awards and recognition for his work from The U. S. Department of Justice, The U. S. Attorney's Office, The FBI National Academy, The Florida Department of Corrections, and The 2012 Trainer of The Year Award from The Florida Network of Victim Witness Services.


All members of the criminal justice community including law enforcement personnel supervisors and line staff, correctional personnel, 911 communication operators, and mental health professionals providing service to law enforcement personnel and their families.
LENGTH:            8 hour training
Broward College Institute of Public Safety
3501 Davie Road, Building #22 (Central Campus)
Davie, Florida 33314
  • Wednesday, August 16 2017
  • Class starts at 8:00 AM Sharp - and ends at 5:00 PM (Local Time)   

COST       $125.00 per person
  • Please follow the page prompts for quick, easy registration and confirmation.
Cancellations and Substitutions:
  • Upon submission of this registration, participants are responsible for payment.
  • Please note that if you do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.
  • Substitutions may be made at any time by phone, e-mail or online at the registration site.

CLAUDE A. PICHARD,  Phone: 850-251-1223