Help Train Law Enforcement and First Responders

Funds are being raised to train law enforcement & first responders

                                                                PAS FUNDING CAMPAIGN

Protect and Secure (PAS) is a leader in continuous remote-learning and online training environments for law enforcement, first responders, and security professionals. We provide psychology of law enforcement education and training to assist and prepare law enforcement for the challenges of policing in the 21st century. Some of our training consists of the psychology of law enforcement, necessary negotiation skills, de-escalating training, active shooter/active threat behavioral assessment training, and other blocks of instructions. 

For nearly five months, we have struggled to get through the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. This virus has caused illness, deaths, and hospitalization of thousands of Americans, and the number is still growing. Our healthcare workers have been on the frontlines fighting this crisis along with law enforcement and first responders who keep us safe, maintain law and order, and respond to emergencies during this time. This pandemic has caused millions of Americans to suffer from social distancing and isolation, financial hardship, stress, anxiety, and fear. We are now seeing an increase in domestic violence cases, suicides, and depression. Health officials are now saying up to 40% of healthcare workers, and first responders will have PTSD.  

During the last 2 months we have also struggled with the tragic killing of Mr. George Floyd. This unfortunate event has led to mass protests in the U.S. and around the world. 

Both COVID-19 and the unrest centered around the death of George Floyd have become significant challenges for our law enforcement and first responders. In the case of COVID-19 law enforcement and first responders are considered heroes for the work done during this crisis. They performed their duties professionally and did not allow the stress and anxiety associated with COVID-19 or other personal challenges to impede job performance. 

In the case of George Floyd, according to many experts, excessive use of force, brutality, and bias behavior by some law enforcement officers were on display in the tragic video viewed by millions. Where do we go from here?

Every day most police officers in the U.S. uphold their oath of honor and are committed to protecting and serving the community. They maintain these standards and are prepared and equipped to face the uncertain challenge of engaging the general public and community policing. They are also capable of making split-second decisions and use sound judgment that can save lives and reduce injuries. Most officers professionally perform their jobs and respect the citizens they serve.    

PAS is committed to helping law enforcement, and first responders psychologically work through personal challenges and enhance their ability to perform their jobs, establish positive social interaction with our citizens and regain the trust of citizens in the communities they serve. However, we are concerned about their physical and mental well-being during this time and the long term effect it will have on them, their families, and those in the workplace. 

The role of law enforcement is ambiguous, not just involving the enforcement of laws and protecting our citizens, but also include being a mediator, informal counseling, and taking a victim-based approach. The everyday job and personal stressors associated with law enforcement require specialized training.

To address this challenge, we have developed a 4-hour remote-learning course titled "Police Mental Wellness and Self-Care Training." The course Terminal Performance Objectives (TPO) includes; students having the ability to identify job and personal stressors of law enforcement, and the ability to utilize management and coping skills. The course will identify the psychological risk factors associated with law enforcement. Course Enabling Performance Objectives (EPO) includes discussing and understanding trauma, crisis intervention and de-escalation, peer support program, how to utilize resilience, protective factors, family life, COVID-19, keeping prejudices and biases away from the workplace and public resentment of law enforcement.

This training course will emphasize resilience, which is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant stress sources. The personal stressors associated with law enforcement include family and relationship problems, serious health problems, workplace, and financial stressors.

The Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission has certified our course and participants will receive certificates of completion for successful completion and should receive in-service credit from their state.  

Our director of Training Gary Goines is a certified instructor with the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Commission. He has over 30 years of law enforcement experience and 30 years of academic research experience combined in criminology and forensic psychology (LinkedIn, bio summary attached). Please visit our website at www.pasdtp.com. 

PAS is committed to providing training that works, is useful, and produces officers and first responders who honor their oath to protect and serve. We are steadfast in making sure they are psychologically and mentally prepared to meet the challenge of providing professional and respectful law and order and emergency services in our cities, towns, and local communities.    

Every year, law enforcement and first responders are required to receive in-service training to meet their state's certification standards. This training is usually funded by the state in which they are employed. We are now facing cuts in state and local funding or defunding of departments, which could eliminate much-needed training. PAS funding campaign will allow us to step in and help States meet continuous in-service training.   

There are over one million police officers and 891,000 first responders in America today. We are making our "Police Mental Wellness and Self-Care Training" course available for 250,000 officers and first responders in the next few years. The price for this course is $150.00 per person. If we provide

training for just 25,000 officers their departments' total costs would be 3.7 million dollars. This would be quite costly for city governments who already have depleted budgets due to the COVID-19 crisis and possible defunding of departments. Therefore, we are launching a campaign to raise over $500,000 to allow us to provide continuous in-service training at NO COSTS.   

To accomplish this, we seek the financial support of individual donors who agree we need to fix law enforcement and not abandon them at this time. We are counting on you to help us reform law enforcement and improve community relations with the citizens they serve. Send $1 dollar, $5 dollars or any amount you can to help us train our law enforcement or first responders.

Please note that we are not a non-profit and donations made are not tax-deductible. Thank you for your support.


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