Understanding and Mitigating the Effects of Stress on Law Enforcement

Hosted by the Spokane County Sheriff's Training Center, presented by LEO Firstline.

Recent research yields evidence that law enforcement officers experience adverse psychological and physiological conditions at higher rates than other occupations in the United States. The adverse psychological and physiological conditions include PTSD, cardiovascular disease, anxiety, depression, suicidal behavior, and interpersonal violence. This course familiarizes each student with the concept of work-related stress, the phenomenon's effect on law enforcement, and how effective leadership within an organization can influence the amount of stress officers experience.

Topics discussed in the course:

  • Types of stress
  • Work-related stress
  • Negative mental and physical effects of stress
  • Stress management interventions
  • Leadership's role in reducing work-related stress 

To register for this course, please follow the instructions in the class flyer linked below.


(509) 477-4793