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 June 5th at 2PM Eastern time. Space will be limited to the first 100 people who register in advance.
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June 5, 2019 we will be discussing:
Managing The Trauma Suffered In Law Enforcement
In this session we will be talking about how law enforcement officers, and other first responders, manage the trauma they encounter within their careers. Our focus will be on the prevention, management and recovery from trauma.
Our guest will be Law Enforcement Survival Institute faculty member NYPD Intelligence Detective First Grade (Ret.) Mordecai Z. Dzikansky.
As part of NYPD’s Manhattan South Homicide Squad Det. Dzikansky responded to, and participated in the investigation at, ground zero following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Additionally, from January 2003 through 2008 Detective Dzikansky was posted in Israel as the first NYPD Intelligence Division Overseas Liaison to the Israel National Police. His main focus was intelligence gathering and the immediate relay of key information back to NYC to enhance the Department’s ability to recognize, react to and prevent or recover from terrorist acts. Det. Dzikansky is the author of two books: Terrorist Suicide Bombings: Attack, Interdiction, Mitigation & Response and Terrorist Cop.
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 www.TacticalResilience.org/online-training 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.
John Marx, CPP
John Marx is the Executive Director of The Law Enforcement Survival Institute and founder of CopsAlive.com. 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 CopsAlive.com. 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.
Mordecai Z. Dzikansky NYPD Intelligence Detective First Grade (Ret.)
Mordecai Z. Dzikansky is a Law Enforcement Survival Institute faculty member and the author of Terrorist Suicide Bombings: Attack, Interdiction, Mitigation & Response and Terrorist Cop: The NYPD Jewish Cop Who Traveled the World to Stop Terrorists. A native of Brooklyn, Detective Dzikansky was appointed to the NYPD in 1983 and served as uniformed patrolman for two years in Brooklyn North. He served in the Organized Crime Control Bureau, the elite Manhattan South Homicide Squad and the Midtown North Detective Squad. In 1993, after a rash of synagogue burglaries in the Metropolitan area, Detective Dzikansky was selected to be lead investigator of the then newly formed specialized Torah Task Force. The task force affected numerous arrests and successfully recovered many of the sacred Torah scrolls. In addition, Detective Dzikansky was selected to work on terror related investigations including the murders of MK Meir Kahane and Ari Halberstam (Brooklyn Bridge murder). From January 2003 through 2008 Detective Dzikansky was posted in Israel as the first NYPD Intelligence Division Overseas Liaison to the Israel National Police. His main focus was intelligence gathering and the immediate relay of key information back to NYC to enhance the Department’s ability to recognize, react to and prevent or recover from terrorist acts. He responded in person to and analyzed 21 bombing scenes in Israel and several attacks globally, including events in Turkey, Russia, Spain and Egypt. He currently lectures and consults on global security and policing topics and is called upon by various law enforcement agencies, academic/think tanks and community organizations to provide first-hand analysis of the current terror trends, lessons learned and world-wide applications in preventing and responding to terrorism.
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 www.CopsAlive.com 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.