Join the National Public Safety Partnership for their upcoming “Trauma—Getting off the Emotional X” webinar TODAY (Thursday, August 20, 2020) at 2:00 p.m. ET. “Getting off the emotional X” is an expression known among officers that means that staying in a place of emotional conflict and turmoil can increase the likelihood of negative outcomes.
During this webinar, Dr. Olivia Johnson—Senior Research Associate for the Institute for Intergovernmental Research—and Lieutenant Brian J. Murphy—Oak Creek, Wisconsin Police Department retiree—will address the impact of officer exposure to violence and violent crime, discuss the importance of identifying risk factors from exposure, and discuss positive coping methods that promote officer health and wellness. Attendees will also hear from Lieutenant Murphy as he tells his story of being shot 15 times while engaging an active shooter.