Wellness training aimed to reduce officer suicide and shootings

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Through the Innovations Grant Program, sponsored by Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), law enforcement throughout California will be given training and tools to help mitigate trauma, suicide and stress in officers so that the California legislature’s vision of reduced officer involved shootings is realized.

In 2019, the San Diego non-profit organization, Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT), in partnership with Legacy Productions, was awarded a $200,000 POST grant in order to create training to promote officer wellness and resiliency.

Since August, a multidisciplinary team of law enforcement and mental health professionals said they have been at work developing the trauma informed training, which will be presented at different locations in the state in 2020 and 2021.

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