As many of you know, one of the IACP’s top priories is and always will be officer safety. With officer safety including mental and physical health, it is imperative to address the multifaceted nature of this issue. Working with police executives and medical practitioners, panelists for the Police Physicians Track are sure to get you active when it comes to the health of your department.
- “National Officer Safety Initiatives: Building Consensus, Taking the Lead, Supervising for Safety, and Future Directions” will feature a discussion on future safety programs. Despite improvements in training, tactics, and equipment, officer fatalities are on the rise, making it a platform for serious conversation.
- “New Training Key on Emergency Trauma Care: What Chiefs Need to Know” will inform you on how to better provide medical training and equipment. As a collaborative effort to adapt current tactical training and skills for law enforcement first aid, this session will assist you and your department for medical emergencies.
- “Interventions for Police Officers with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)” will focus on stress vulnerability questions that are used to assess officers with PTSD and TBI. This session will help improve early response to trauma as well as provide recommendations on further treatments based on officer vulnerabilities.
Promoting communication between police executives and police medical staff, this track largely focuses on implementing effective medical practices that positively impact the health of your agency. For more information contact Simonelli@theiacp.org.