Managing Stress and Burnout for Law Enforcement Workshop

January 10 - November 28, 2018

Various locations

Thirteen one-day workshops addressing the effect of stress and burnout in the lives of law enforcement personnel will be held through September 2018.
Thirteen one-day workshops addressing the effect of stress and burnout in the lives of law enforcement personnel will be held through September 2018.

The Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP) and the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool (TMLIRP) are co-sponsoring the training, which is available to TAC RMP members at no cost. Lunch is included.

The training is targeted to sheriffs, chief deputies, constables, jail administrators, jail staff and other ranks with supervisory oversight, as well as risk managers. Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Training (TCOLE) credit is available.

Seating is limited for this workshop. Please register early​. Enter your TCOLE PID when registering.

Managing Stress and Burnout for Law Enforcement is designed for law enforcement officers operating in today’s difficult environment. This course provides a comprehensive examination of the types of stress that officers face, the intrinsic dangers of policing, depression, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and relationship issues, as well as the predictable changes and challenges in a typical law enforcement career.

Since these issues affect the individual on professional, personal, emotional and physical levels, this course focuses on developing a better understanding and learning strategies to regulate them for optimum performance. Particular emphasis is placed on developing survival strategies that allow for a long and enjoyable career in law enforcement.

Topics of Discussion

  • Statistics on the toll of a career in law enforcement
  • The career “cycle"
  • The science behind the trauma (hypervigilance, compensatory efforts)
  • Understanding stress
  • Specifics of stress in law enforcement (compassion, fatigue, PTSI)
  • Burnout
  • Addressing stress (physical techniques, relaxation response, EMDR, sleep, mental techniques, preventive measures)
Training Schedule
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Portland Community Center
2000 Billy G. Webb
Portland, TX 78374
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center
1800 Lakeshore Dr.
Port Arthur, TX 77640
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Missouri City Community Center
1522 Texas Pkwy.
Missouri City, TX 77489
​Wednesday, April 11, 2018
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
City of Hurst Justice Center - 3rd Floor Classroom A/B
825-A Thousand Oaks Dr.
Hurst, TX 76054
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Cole Community Center
300 N. 16th Street
Canyon, TX 79015
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
San Marcos Activity Center
630 E. Hopkins
San Marcos, TX 78666
Wednesday, ​July 18, 2018
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.​
Nacogdoches County Exposition & Civic Center
3805 NW Stallings Dr.
Nacogdoches, TX 75964
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Killeen Civic & Conference Center
3601 S. WS Young Dr.
Killeen, TX 76542
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Abilene Police Training Academy - Lecture Hall
4557 East Lake Rd.
Abilene, TX 79601
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Walker County Storm Shelter
455 Texas 75
Huntsville, TX 77320
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Gillespie County Sheriff's Office
1601 E. Main St.
Fredericksburg, TX 78624


Rick Randall, Senior Chaplain and Training Specialist for Austin Police Department
Randall coordinates the chaplain program and teaches courses such as stress management, performance and accountability, cultural diversity, conflict resolution, suicide prevention, ethics, and community policing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. 
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