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John Marx and Chaplain Cary A. Friedman invite you to join us for a new online discussion about modern policing as part of our Tactical Resilience™ & Ethical Policing Project. We want to ignite a thoughtful, and regular, discussion about issues critical to the success of modern policing and we want to involve you! To that end we are planning regular webinars that will last about an hour. They will involve a little discussion, a little training and a few guests along the way.

Our next online session will be LIVE on Wednesday April 3rd at Noon Eastern time. Space will be limited to the first 100 people who register in advance.

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Please register in advance so we know who is attending and so you can get the instructions about how to connect to the meeting!

April 3, 2019 we will be discussing:

Reverse Mentoring — Cautionary Tales about the Invisible Thieves that Hijack your Mindset, Cloud your Ethical Clarity, and Weaken your Moral Resolve!
Topic: Negative Influences — Messed-up Mindsets

In our last webcast we discussed healthy role models and mentors — formal or otherwise — who have a positive influence on our lives and careers. This time we will take a look at how negative people and negative influences can have an ‘equal but opposite’ affect on us and impact us in disastrous ways. In a world driven by mass marketing, social media, fake news, negative people and Madison Avenue we are bombarded by ideas and influences of all kinds, and it can be hard to sort through them all, to identify the good and recognize the bad — and the choice about what to absorb is squarely on our shoulders. Bring your worst or funniest story of a toxic colleague or mentor (no names or identifying details, of course!) whose ‘over the top’ behavior serves as a cautionary tale for the rest of us in the profession. Join us Wednesday April 3, 2019 at Noon Eastern Time for our next in a series of LIVE webcasts from The Tactical Resilience™ & Ethical Policing Project.”

LESI is the Law Enforcement Survival Institute
TREPP is our Tactical Resilience & Ethical Policing Project


To attend this and future webinars LIVE on Zoom visit this page to get instructions to join us on Zoom.  Don’t worry, you won’t need any additional software to  join in.

Again please reach out by email or online and send us your thoughts and any questions before the webinar and we will incorporate them into the discussion.


Your Moderators:
John Marx, CPP
John Marx is the Executive Director of The Law Enforcement Survival Institute and founder of He is the author of the book Armor Your Self™: How To Survive A Career In Law Enforcement. John was a police officer for twenty-three years and served as a hostage negotiator for nineteen of those years. He worked as a patrol officer, media liaison officer, crime prevention officer and burglary detective. Also during his career he served as administrator of his city’s community policing project. When one of his friends, also a former police officer, committed suicide at age 38, John began researching the problems that negative stresses create for law enforcement professionals, both commissioned and civilian. He decided he needed to do something to help change those problems and he wanted to give something back to the profession that gave him so much. He started a project that has evolved into Put simply, the mission of CopsAlive is to save the lives of the people who save lives! Today, John combines his skills to assist law enforcement professionals and their agencies how to foster wellness and build Tactical Resilience™.

Chaplain Cary A. Friedman
Chaplain Cary A. Friedman is an Associate Director of The Law Enforcement Survival Institute, a consultant and lecturer on matters of stress-management and ethics for the law enforcement community. A hospital, prison, and police chaplain, he began consulting to the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit in Quantico, VA in 2001, and contributed to the design of the Spiritual Survival for Law Enforcement course for the FBI’s National Academy. Chaplain Friedman is the author of five books, including Spiritual Survival for Law Enforcement and Wisdom from the Batcave. In 18 lighthearted chapters, he uses Batman’s example to illustrate profound truths such as How to Triumph over Adversity, the Value of Inspiring Others, and A Better Definition of Victory. Focusing on relationships with self, others and the community, the book illustrates how to live a better life, something trauma sufferers want and need. He has spoken at the FBI Academy, the FBI Training Network, International Conference of Police Chaplains, TX Department of Public Safety, and CT Department of Public Safety, and has appeared on The History Channel.


What is The Tactical Resilience™ & Ethical Policing Project (TREPP)?

We define Tactical Resilience™ as a human quality of “intentional” strength and fitness exhibited through the mind, body, brain and spirit of a law enforcement professional that allows them to withstand the rigors and hidden emotional, physical, spiritual and physiological dangers of continuous high threat, high stress situations.

This program is part of a joint effort between the Center for Tactical Resilience™, the Center for Ethical Policing, the Law Enforcement Survival Institute and to provide research and education to promote excellence in law enforcement.

We believe Tactical Resilience™ and ethical policing practices can remedy many of the issues confronting law enforcement officials around the globe. We have started a national initiative to promote the conditioning of strong, healthy and resilient officers called the Tactical Resilience™ & Ethical Policing Project.

The work we do supports all dimensions of officer wellness – physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual (not religious) – with the intention of producing ethical police behavior. An officer at his/her best (physically capable, emotionally healthy, psychologically robust and spiritually grounded), with regular infusions of ethical guidance and support, can perform the duties of policing with integrity, decency, fairness and compassion. Our research and training have the power to save careers, families and lives as well as transform society, but much work is needed to change the culture of policing in this country.


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