What to Expect
The Family First initiative, launched in May for Mental Health Awareness month, sets out to educate and prepare the families of Law Enforcement. All trainings and stories will have highly tactical tips for families and officers to better communicate and understand each other.
What happens when you leave your job but your stress follows you home? Dr. Nameeta Sahni will break down her top 10 tips for level setting on the realities of policing within your family.
Chief Laura King provides insights for how families and LEOs (law enforcement officers) can empower and support each other in building mental resilience.
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There are so many people that have struggled, and conquered. Their bravery to share their story in a sole effort to help others, speaks to the reason they joined public safety. We encourage you to watch.
In 2016, Dan was responding to a call for a suicidal subject where he was struck with an AK-47 and left paralyzed.
You Will Go Home
In October 2018, Lindsay McCall Long was involved in an officer-involved shooting where she she sustained injuries to her right arm, upper left arm, and back.
After retiring from law enforcement, Brian Meo joined Axon's Professional Services Organization to provide services and training to agencies who invest in Axon programs.
As a Detective with the Anthem Police Department, Joe Austin provides his perspective on the difficulties public safety officers face in attempting to both cope and decompress from the traumas they are regularly exposed to.
Understanding the pressures that come with a role in public safety first hand, Ron and Bambi Slagle outline just how important a supportive community can be to both sworn officers and civilians.
Behind the Scenes
With over 25 years of experience in various law enforcement roles, Jen Brown has worked to support both sworn and civilian members of her community.
Letting Them In
Serving for over 30 years in various public safety roles, Doug Dirren's unique experiences and expertise directly influenced the development of Axon's VR training modules.
Thom Jackson was a soldier in the U.S. Army from 1985 to 1993. After his service in the military, Thom joined the Nevada Highway Patrol and held every rank from Trooper to Deputy Chief.
Visiting The Past
After he was ambushed and shot on July 14th, 2015, Charles and his wife Kelli made it their mission to educate others about the importance of training, proper wearing of equipment, and officer mental health.
Sharonda is as close as anyone to the struggle of PTSD as her husband, Omar, lost his battle to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in 2018. In the years since, she has found a new sense of purpose, both personally and professionally.
Special Agent Samantha Horwitz will share her experience during one of the greatest tragedies in American history, how it affected her years later, and how she has recovered with a passion for helping others through trauma.
NEW: Family Support
Dr. Jeff McGill (CEO) and Steven Hough (COO) of Blue H.E.L.P. have been partners for many years, on and off the streets. They will discuss how critical it is to prepare your support system early, and to lean on each other when you need it.