Perspective Series: The Role of Resilience in Officer Safety and Wellness

Summary: A series of brief testimonial videos features participants from the VALOR Law Enforcement Resilience Training Program discussing their perspectives on the value of the training, the importance of officer safety and wellness, and specific resilience skills that have made an impact in their own lives and careers.

Target Audience: Law enforcement personnel 

Overall Objective: To establish the importance of resilience and mental wellness, provide an overview of the VALOR Law Enforcement Resilience Training Program, and explain and demonstrate skills for improving mental wellness, both at work and at home.

Project Funding Provided By: The Bureau of Justice Assistance, developed in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania.

Includes: A series of short videos that provides an overview of the VALOR Law Enforcement Resilience Training Program, as well as videos of subject matter experts discussing strategies to help law enforcement personnel better their mental wellness.

Andrew Vocasek

Officer, Lincoln, Nebraska, Police Department

Joseph Clark

Deputy Chief (Ret.), Norfolk, Virginia, Police Department

Nic Allen

Victim Witness Coordinator (Ret.), South Dakota Highway Patrol

Richard Creamer

Sergeant

Norfolk, Virginia, Police Department

Sergeant Rich Creamer is a 20-year veteran of the Norfolk Police Department and is currently assigned to the Norfolk Police Department's Training Division, where he is responsible for the development, maintenance, and instruction of courses related to Critical Incident Stress Management and Peer Support. Sergeant Creamer also provides CISM/Peer Support services to the Norfolk Police Department as well as other emergency services agencies throughout the region while developing an evolving-based vision and mission for the Norfolk Police Department to reflect trends in public safety mental health and wellness. Sgt. Creamer currently works with the International Association of Chiefs of Police and University of Penn in the development and delivery of VALOR- Resiliency in Law Enforcement curriculum. Prior to his current assignment, Sgt. Creamer held a leadership position in the Criminal Intelligence Unit and has extensive experience in violent crime investigations and criminal street gangs. Sergeant Creamer holds both a Bachelor's degree from Old Dominion University in Sociology and a Master's degree from Liberty University in Human Services Counseling.  

Key:

Complete
Failed
Available
Locked
VALOR Law Enforcement Resilience Training Program Short Overview
Open to view video.
Open to view video. A short clip providing an overview of the VALOR Law Enforcement Resilience Training Program funded by a BJA grant and developed by IACP in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania.
VALOR Law Enforcement Resilience Training Program Overview
Open to view video.
Open to view video. An overview video of the VALOR Law Enforcement Resilience Training Program funded by a BJA grant and developed by IACP in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania.
Testimonial – Andrew Vocasek
Open to view video.
Open to view video. A brief testimonial video featuring a participant from the VALOR Law Enforcement Resilience Training Program discussing their perspective on the value of the training, the importance of officer safety and wellness, and specific resilience skills that have made an impact in their own life and career.
Testimonial – Joseph Clark
Open to view video.
Open to view video. A brief testimonial video featuring a participant from the VALOR Law Enforcement Resilience Training Program discussing their perspective on the value of the training, the importance of officer safety and wellness, and specific resilience skills that have made an impact in their own life and career.
Testimonial – Nic Allen
Open to view video.
Open to view video. A brief testimonial video featuring a participant from the VALOR Law Enforcement Resilience Training Program discussing their perspective on the value of the training, the importance of officer safety and wellness, and specific resilience skills that have made an impact in their own life and career.
Testimonial – Rich Creamer
Open to view video.
Open to view video. A brief testimonial video featuring a participant from the VALOR Law Enforcement Resilience Training Program discussing their perspective on the value of the training, the importance of officer safety and wellness, and specific resilience skills that have made an impact in their own life and career.