for Advanced Professional Development


Lorain County Chiefs Law Enforcement Association, Lorain County Commissioners, and Lorain County Community College have partnered to bring continuing education opportunities to law enforcement officers and first responders. The Public Safety Institute for Advanced Professional Development brings career development, personal growth opportunities and the latest skills and information – developed and delivered by a variety of expert instructors.

Institute offerings are available to a wide range of professionals including, but not limited to:

  • Local and Regional Law Enforcement Officers
  • First Responders
  • Fire Chiefs
  • Firefighters
  • Emergency Medical Service Agents
  • Organizational Leaders


Law Enforcement Trauma and Stress

Lorain County Community College 
Spitzer Conference Center Reaser Grand Room

Please review our COVID-19 protocols for LCCC campus guests and visitors.

Tuesday May 25

  • 1-5 p.m. (training for first responders)
  • 6-10 p.m. (training for first responders)

Wednesday May 26

  • 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (training for first responders)
  • 5-9 p.m. (session for family members of first responders)

Law Enforcement Officers experience a lot of trauma and stress on the job. From difficult-to-look–at crime scenes, car accidents, etc., to interacting with people during bad life experiences, officers see a lot of negative. Public criticism and other life stressors can make the job seem even harder. This training session will discuss trauma and its effects, PTSD, anxiety, burnout, and many related aspects of the emotional and mental challenges these professionals experience, with a focus on suicide prevention and intervention in law enforcement.

Course Outcomes


  1. Misconceptions about suicide. What is suicide?
  2. Causes of suicide
    1. Depression / Mental Illnesses or Disorders
    2. Life stressors
    3. Officer on-the-job experiences.
  3. What is trauma?
  4. Effects of trauma.
  5. Treatment options for trauma.
  6. Anxiety, stress and burnout.
  7. Health and well-being: physical, mental and emotional health.
  8. How the job affects relationships, family, & other areas of life.
  9. Suicide prevention.
  10. Suicide intervention.
  11. Peer support, counseling, & other resources.


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Previous Trainings


Spring, 2019

Foundations for Strategic Awareness – Featuring Chip Huth of Command Presence

An interactive course built from critical concepts from the book­ Unleashing the Power of Unconditional Respect: Transforming Law Enforcement and Police Training. The course is a mixture of lecture, open discussion, small group discussions, individual work and group exercises.


Fall, 2019

Seconds 4 Survival – Featuring Travis Yates of Safetac Training

A dynamic, media intensive course designed to reduce the reactionary gap that can lead to deadly consequences in law enforcement interactions with suspects. Real life scenarios combined with tactical considerations are discussed throughout the training that will give the student the knowledge to survive attacks.


Spring, 2020

Risk Management – Featuring Gordon Graham

The phrase “risk management” gets thrown around quite a bit, but what is “real” risk management? It is more than the “safety” stuff. It is more than the insurance” stuff. And it is more than the “ergonomics” stuff. Everything you do in your organization involves a level of Risk. This training explains how to “recognize” the real risks you face, gives some thoughts on how to “prioritize” these risks, shows how to “mobilize”(act) to do something about the real risks you face in your organization.


Fall, 2020

Train the Trainer and Course Deliver: De-Escalation Strategies for Best Possible Outcomes Training

Highly interactive, small group discussion-based training is focused on defining de-escalation (what it is and what it isn’t), identifying people in crisis (through the innovative TEB Model), and enhancing decision-making when dealing with people in crisis. Through case study, video review, and “fishbowl” exercises, participants will leave the training with valuable skills to increase the probability of desirable outcomes during interactions with people in crisis.


Contact Us

Julie Strazzo
Lorain County Community College