Make the most of your time at the 2020 IACP Officer Safety & Wellness Symposium in Miami, Florida! Join us on Thursday, February 27 as Walter Katz, Director of Professional Services at Benchmark Analytics, presents Post-Incident Care: Effective Response to Officer Trauma Exposure. Full session details below:
Title: Post-Incident Care: Effective Responses to Officer Trauma Exposure
Day: Thursday, February 27
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
- Walter Katz, Director of Professional Services, Benchmark Analytics
- Alexa James, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Chicago
- Max Geron, Acting Deputy Chief, Dallas Texas, Police Department
While exposure to critical incidents is a common occurrence in policing, no event is seen as more traumatic by officers than the death of fellow officers. On July 7th, 2016, five Dallas officers were killed by a gun man. In 2018, four Chicago police officers died in the line of duty. Two of the officers were assigned to a patrol district that was already grappling with two recent officer suicides. How departments respond to officer trauma exposure has evolved lately with departments developing policies, protocols and care units dedicated to post-critical incident care. Through case studies of the critical incidents in Dallas and Chicago, followed by a moderated discussion, attendees will learn how departments can build effective trauma response.