The NJSACOP has formed a unique partnership with Fairleigh Dickinson University to present an intensive, state-of-the-art,
5-day program for Chiefs of Police and Command Personnel.
The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police is a leadership organization that has adopted as its mission the challenge of developing future law enforcement leaders. With this commitment toward innovation and professionalization of law enforcement agencies, the Association has produced a substantive course to develop law enforcement leaders for today's challenges in law enforcement.
The New Jersey Police Executive Institute is an advanced level education / training institute whose mission is to enhance the professional development of law enforcement practitioners in the State of New Jersey. This five-day program is designed for chiefs of police and supervisory level personnel. Attendance at all 5 days is mandatory.
Accreditation by Fairleigh Dickinson University
After successful completion of the Institute, attendees are eligible to apply for 3 graduate or undergraduate credits with Fairleigh Dickinson University. There is an additional 2 days of class time with completion of a project, plus a posting fee in order to qualify for credits. Please contact Pat Schuber at 201.692.7174.
The New Jersey Police Executive Institute is limited to approximately 45 students per session. Sessions will be held one time per year.
Special One Day Seminar Featuring Dr. Kevin Gilmartin
April 18, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM EST - 3:30 PM EST
Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The National Conference Center
East Windsor, New Jersey
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$225 per person
THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT - TO BE PLACED ON THE WAIT LIST PLEASE CONTACT THE NJSACOP STATE OFFICE AT 856-334-8943.
This presentation is designed to assist law enforcement professionals by the development of behavioral strategies to inoculate against loss of idealism and inappropriate behavior patterns. It will review the short and long-term effects on law enforcement officers on both the personal and professional aspects of their lives. The course will discuss how the initial enthusiasm and desire to professionally contribute can be transformed into negative cynicism, social distrust and hostility to the world at large that significantly impacts the professionals work performance, decision-making and ultimately over-all quality of life. The course will also review the impact on the children of law enforcement families in terms of school functioning and health. The goal of the course is to have the law enforcement professional review the potential impact the career causes in the personal life and to develop strategies for overall emotional survival. The strategies are designed to permit the professional to continue functioning effectively and ethically without “burning-out” and without resorting to emotional isolation from friends and colleagues.
The course addresses the dynamics that can transform within a matter of a few years, idealistic and committed officers/employees into cynical, angry individuals who begin having difficulties in both the personal and professional aspects of their lives. The course outlines the issues that can potentially see officers engaging in inappropriate behavior patterns and decision-making that leads to both administrative and can unfortunately in some officers criminal difficulties. The purpose of the class is to provide information that lets the special assignment officer see how the deterioration process can take place and what specific preventative strategies can be employed.
The goal of the course is to provide information that lets agencies keep officers committed and engaged in productive police work. The course also gives information to employees on how not to become a "self-perceived victim", a descriptor for an officer or employee that spends inordinate amounts of time resenting and resisting organizational and supervisory directive, as well as, suffering unnecessary destruction in the personal dimensions of their life.
Experience tells us that most law enforcement agencies have to deal with inappropriate behavior on the part of some officers or employees who previously had exemplary records, yet we find that agencies typically do not offer training in attempting to preserve idealism, motivation and overall emotional survival for it’s employees.
This course is presented at all FBI LEEDS and Executive Development Institutes at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.