Power In Peers

Power In Peers, an in-person training, is a standardized curriculum in peer support designed by law enforcement for law enforcement.  The course provides a national certification and is considered to be a comprehensive course for both beginners and those with previous peer support experience.

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Course Description

This course trains active and retired members of law enforcement, as well as civilian support staff and mental health clinicians, to assist and support peer officers with managing stress related not only to their duties as law enforcement officers, but also with stress related to life outside the scope of the job.  While trained peer support services are most likely to be sought out following a critical incident, course participants will be equipped to assist fellow officers with managing everyday stressors related to life as a law enforcement professional.  Thus, this course contains post-critical incident skills development, but also focuses on active listening skills as well as concepts from the field of Positive Psychology which focus on the development of individual strengths of the supported officer.  This course is intended to increase the skill level and number of trained peer supporters among members of the law enforcement profession.  In addition, it will create a national standard for trained peer support in law enforcement, and provides participants with access to a nationwide network of trained mentors.

Target Audience

Active or retired sworn law enforcement officers, civilian staff employed by a law enforcement agency, police chaplains, and mental health clinicians serving law enforcement populations.

About Course Provider

The National Fraternal Order of Police is the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 373,000 members in more than 2,200 lodges. We are the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities. We are committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement and employee representation. No one knows the dangers and the difficulties faced by today’s police officers better than another officer, and no one knows police officers better than the NFOP.

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