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ODMP has joined with PSOB and C.O.P.S. to collect and make available all known benefits to survivors of fallen officers nationwide.

This page contains detailed information about the Public Safety Officers Benefits Program (PSOB) and all other federal, state, local and privately provided benefits that may be available to survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in California.

Each benefit has different eligibility criteria. Survivors may or may not be eligible to receive certain benefits based on each benefit's specific criteria. Questions about specific benefits should be directed to the organization providing the benefit.

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Death Benefit Payment(s)

PSOB Survivor Death Benefits

Provider: US DOJ - BJA - Public Safety Officers Benefits Program

Amount: $333,604 for officers killed on or after October 1, 2013

Summary: A unique partnership effort of the U.S. Department of Justice; local, state, tribal, and federal public safety agencies; and national organizations, the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Programs provide death and education benefits to survivors of fallen law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other first responders, and disability benefits to officers catastrophically injured in the line of duty. The PSOB Office at the Bureau of Justice Assistance is honored to review the nearly 700 claims submitted each year on behalf of America's fallen and catastrophically disabled public safety heroes and their loved ones.

Contact:

US DOJ - BJA - Public Safety Officers Benefits Program website

(888) 744-6513

US DOJ - BJA - Public Safety Officers Benefits Program
810 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20531

Details & Applicable Instructions:

Benefit amounts for officers killed in previous years:

FY2014: $333,604
FY2012: $323,035
FY2011: $318,111
FY2010: $311,810
FY2009: $315,746
FY2008: $303,064
FY2007: $295,194
FY2006: $283,385


Social Security Benefits

Provider: United States Social Security Administration

Amount: Varies

Summary: One time death benefit payment plus monthly death benefits

Contact:

United States Social Security Administration website

(800) 772-1213

United States Social Security Administration
Contact Local Office. See Website


100 Club of Alameda Death Benefit Payment

Provider: Martin C. Kauffman 100 Club of Alameda

Amount: $20,000

Summary: The 100 Club of Alameda provides a one-time death benefit for an Alameda County officers or firefighters seriously injured in the line of duty. The 100 Club additionally acts as a support organization and a clearinghouse for helpful information.

Contact:

Martin C. Kauffman 100 Club of Alameda website

(510) 818-0337

Martin C. Kauffman 100 Club of Alameda
781 McKean Place
Concord, CA 94518-2835

Details & Applicable Instructions:

Twenty thousand dollars presented to the family of any Alameda County peace officer or fire fighter who is killed in the line of duty within 48 hours of his/her death to help with burial and other immediate expenses. It is the policy of the club to also provide college scholarships for the children as well as an annual Christmas savings bond.


California Narcotic Officers Association Death Benefits

Provider: California Narcotic Officers Association

Amount: $15,000

Summary: For any member of the CNOA killed in the line of duty: $5,000. For any non-member killed in the line of duty: $3,000. An additional $10,000 in AD&D insurance will be paid for a member of CNOA who is killed in the line of duty.

Contact:

California Narcotic Officers Association website

(661) 775-6960

California Narcotic Officers Association
28245 Avenue Crocker Suite 230
Santa Clarita, CA 91355-1201


National Rifle Association Line of Duty Death Benefit

Provider: National Rifle Association (NRA)

Amount: $35,000

Summary: The Line of Duty Death Benefit ($23,000) is paid to the survivor of any current NRA Member, who is a public law enforcement officer, and is killed in the line of duty.

Contact:

National Rifle Association (NRA) website

(800) 672-3888

National Rifle Association (NRA)
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

Details & Applicable Instructions:

A $35,000.00 insurance benefit to the widow or survivors of any NRA-member law enforcement officer who is killed in the line of duty. Coverage is automatic for all law enforcement officers who are NRA members. Contact the NRA to file a line of duty death benefit claim.


National Sheriffs' Association Death Benefits

Provider: National Sheriffs' Association

Amount: $3,000 - $10,000

Summary: The National Sheriffs' Association provides free accidental death or dismemberment for its members.

Contact:

National Sheriffs' Association website

(703) 836-7827

National Sheriffs' Association
1450 Duke St
Alexandria, VA 22314

Details & Applicable Instructions:

NSA members (excluding Auxiliary and Retired Paid-Up-For-Life members) receive Free Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, with a $10,000 benefit amount for Sheriffs and a $3,000 benefit amount for others. Coverage is subject to the terms and conditions of the group policy held by NSA.


Woodmen of the World 1st Responders Benefit

Provider: Woodmen of the World

Amount: $10,000

Summary: Woodmen of the World will pay a $10,000 fraternal death benefit if a qualified member is killed while performing his or her duties as a non-military first responder. To be eligible for this benefit, an individual must be a good standing benefit member. First Responders include firefighters, EMT/paramedics, police or a person performing a supporting role to such individuals.

Contact:

Woodmen of the World website

(800) 225-3108

Woodmen of the World
Woodmen Tower
1700 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Education Assistance

PSOB Education Benefits

Provider: US DOJ - Public Safety Officers Benefits Program

Amount: Varies

Summary: The 104th Congress of the United States enacted the Federal Law Enforcement Dependents Assistance (FLEDA) Act in 1996 which sets forth the guidelines for educational assistance to the dependents of Federal law enforcement officials who are killed or disabled in the performance of their duties.

Contact:

US DOJ - Public Safety Officers Benefits Program website

(888) 744-6513

US DOJ - Public Safety Officers Benefits Program
810 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20531


California Educational Benefits

Provider: California Student Aid Commission

Amount: Tuition and Fee Waiver

Summary: Under this Act, no fees or tuition of any kind shall be required of or collected by the Regents of the California State University from any surviving child, natural or adopted, of a public safety official in the State of California who is killed in the line of duty.

Contact:

California Student Aid Commission website

(888) 224-7268

California Student Aid Commission
PO Box 419029
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9029

Details & Applicable Instructions:

In 1970, Assembly Bill 338 was passed by the 1970 California Legislative Session. Known as the Alan Pattee Scholarship Act, this legislation amended Section 68121 of the California Education Code.

Under this Act, no fees or tuition of any kind shall be required of or collected by the Regents of the California State University from any surviving child, natural or adopted, of a public safety official in the State of California who is killed in the line of duty. The Trustees of the California State University may enter into agreements with other universities or colleges located within the state whereby qualified students from campuses of the California State University may attend the other universities or colleges without payment of some or all fees or tuition or both. Further, the trustees may enter into agreements with public colleges and universities in other states whereby qualified students from the California State University may attend the other college or university without payment of any tuition fee charged by that institution.

The waiver of fees and tuition is handled by the state-supported college or university the surviving child plans to attend. When applying, the student must make the college or university aware of the fact that he or she is a surviving child of a law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty and qualifies for tuition-free education under Section 68121 of the Education Code known as the Alan Pattee Scholarship Act.

EFFECTIVE August 2003, non-California residents who are California survivors may attend a California school at the IN-STATE tuition rate and apply for both the Alan Pattee Scholarship and the LEPD grant.

Effective 1/1/2001, Governor Davis signed AB1850 which provides surviving spouses the same benefit that their (surviving) children receive. This consists of TUITION FREE education throughout the University of California, Hastings College of Law, and California State University systems.

In addition to tuition-free education from the state, scholarships are available under Section 4709 of the Labor Code for persons who were dependents of peace officers or law enforcement officers at the time of death. Dependents must have been natural or adopted children or a dependent spouse. Any officer, who is killed in the performance of duty or who dies or is totally disabled as a result of an accident or an injury caused by external violence or physical force, incurred in the performance of duty, when the death, accident, or injury is compensable shall be entitled to a scholarship at any one of the institutions of collegiate grade located in California if the institution offers a two-year junior college or four-year college course and is accredited or is a candidate for accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

This program is known as the Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents (LEPD) program and is administered by the California Student Aid Commission. As used in this section, "dependent" means the children (natural or adopted) or spouse, at the time of the death or injury, of the peace officer.


APHFM Scholarship

Provider: American Police Hall of Fame and Museum

Amount: $6,000

Summary: College Scholarships ($1,500 per year for four years) are provided to the children of an officer killed in the line of duty.

Contact:

American Police Hall of Fame and Museum website

(321) 264-0911

American Police Hall of Fame and Museum
6350 Horizon Dr.
Titusville, FL 32780


C.O.P.S. Scholarship

Provider: Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)

Summary: Provides educational assistance to surviving families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Contact:

Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) website

(573) 346-4911

Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)
P.O. Box 3199
Camdenton, MO 65020


CCPOA Student Scholarship

Provider: California Correctional Peace Officers Assoc.

Summary: CCPOA awards scholarship funds to immediate family (son, daughter, current spouse, mother, father, brother, sister) of its deceased members.

Contact:

California Correctional Peace Officers Assoc. website

(916) 372-6060

California Correctional Peace Officers Assoc.
755 Riverpoint Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95605-1634


CPOMF Student Scholarship

Provider: California Peace Officers Memorial Foundation

Amount: $2,000 - $4,000

Summary: The California Peace Officers Memorial Foundation awards three scholarships each year to dependents of California officers who died in the line of duty. Amounts and duration will be determined by the Scholarship Committee based upon available funds.

Contact:

California Peace Officers Memorial Foundation website

(916) 443-1797

California Peace Officers Memorial Foundation
P.O. Box 2437
Fair Oaks, CA. 95628

Details & Applicable Instructions:

  • Accredited Trade Schools: Up to $2,000
  • Accredited Two Year College: Up to $3,000
  • Accredited Four Year College: Up to $4,000
  • Accredited Graduate Programs: Up to $2,500


Fraternal Order of Eagles Financial Assistance

Provider: Fraternal Order of Eagles

Summary: Through their Memorial Foundation, the Eagles provide financial assistance for surviving children of full-time law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty who were also active members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles at the time of their death.

Contact:

Fraternal Order of Eagles website

(614) 883-2200

Fraternal Order of Eagles
1623 Gateway Circle
S. Grove City, OH 43123


Knights of Columbus Scholarship

Provider: The Knights of Columbus

Summary: Scholarships are available to children of members of the Order, who, as a result of criminal violence, lost their lives or became totally and permanently disabled while in the lawful performance of their duties as full-time law enforcement officers.

Contact:

The Knights of Columbus website

(909) 343-0460

The Knights of Columbus
15808 Arrow Blvd. Suite A
Fontana, CA 92335


PORAC Student Scholarship

Provider: Peace Officers Research Association of Cal.

Summary: PORAC offers a scholarship program that includes family members of officers killed in the line of duty

Contact:

Peace Officers Research Association of Cal. website

(916) 928-3777

Peace Officers Research Association of Cal.
4010 Truxel Road
Sacramento, CA 95834


Purple Heart Educational Benefits

Provider: Military Order of the Purple Heart

Summary: Membership restricted to "Purple Heart" recipients. Educational benefits for surviving children available. 2.5 GPA required.


Survivors' Education Law Enforcement Trust (SELECT) Scholarship

Provider: The IACP Foundation

Amount: $1000 to $2500

Summary: The SELECT program supports the continuing education needs of dependant family members by helping to defray educational costs for undergraduate or graduate studies. Application deadline for 2012 is June 1.

Contact:

The IACP Foundation website

800-843-4227 x367

The IACP Foundation
ATTN: Patricia Casstevens
515 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2357

Details & Applicable Instructions:

One of the most rewarding of the IACP Foundation’s programs is the Survivors’ Education Law Enforcement Trust (SELECT) scholarship program, which was established to recognize the contribution made by law enforcement officers killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.  The SELECT program supports the continuing education needs of dependant family members by helping to defray educational costs for undergraduate or graduate studies.

Through the generosity of our donors, three scholarships are available for award for the 2012-2013 academic year: the Dave Cameron Memorial Scholarship ($1000), the Charles and Claire Blauer Scholarship ($1000), and the IACP Foundation Scholarship ($2500).

The application can be downloaded here.

Burial Assistance

Dignity Memorial Funeral Benefits

Provider: Dignity Memorial Funeral, Cremation, & Cem.

Summary: Provides dignified and honorable tributes, at no cost, for career and volunteer law enforcement officers who fall in the line of duty.

Contact:

Dignity Memorial Funeral, Cremation, & Cem. website

(800) 344-6489

Dignity Memorial Funeral, Cremation, & Cem.
Visit website for list of participating locations.

Details & Applicable Instructions:

Dignity Memorial funeral, cremation and cemetery providers created the Public Servants Program for emergency service personnel. This program provides dignified and honorable tributes, at no cost, for career and volunteer law enforcement officers who fall in the line of duty.

Pension

United States Armed Forces Veterans Pension

Provider: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Summary: Many law enforcement officers are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and a number of survivor's benefits are available to the spouse and children of a deceased veteran. Included in these benefits are: a death pension, funeral expenses, life insurance, and burial plot allowance.

Contact:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website

(800) 827-1000

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Contact your local office using the link above.


California Retirement System

Provider: California PERS

Summary: 50% of the deputy's salary shall be paid to the spouse (for lifetime) of a PERS member who is killed in the performance of his or her duty or who dies as a result of an accident or an injury caused by external violence or physical force.

Contact:

California PERS website

(888) 600-7633

California PERS
P.O. Box 1652
Sacramento, CA 95812-1652

Details & Applicable Instructions:

50% of the deputy’s salary shall be paid to the spouse (for lifetime) of a PERS member who is killed in the performance of his or her duty or who dies as a result of an accident or an injury caused by external violence or physical force.

Additional benefits for the officer’s children:

1 Child: 12.5% of the fallen officer’s salary
2 Children: 20% of the fallen officer’s salary
3 or more Children: 25% of the fallen officer’s salary

Effective January, 2001, surviving spouses qualify to receive the same pay increases every year as the working deputy would have received until he/she would have turned 50 years old.

Remarriage penalty was removed in 1996 for the surviving spouse.

Different Retirement Systems

1937 Act County Retirement System - Individual retirement systems negotiated per county. Please contact individual department or association.

Public Employees Retirement System - 50% of the officer/deputy's salary shall be paid to the spouse (for lifetime) of a pers member who is killed in the performance of his or her duty or who dies as a result of an accident or an injury caused by external violence or physical force. Additional benefits for the officers children: 1 child 12.5% of officers' salary, 2 children 20%, and 3 or more children 25% until the child marries or reaches the age of 22 years old.

Independent Local Pension Systems - Individual chartered cities. Please contact the specific agency or association.

Due to the fact that there are at least three systems with several different options available in each system, it is suggested that the retirement board be contacted for information.

In 1996, Governor Pete Wilson signed AB 3478 which removed the remarriage penalty for survivors of law enforcement officers covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System.

Effective 2001, Governor Gray Davis signed AB 2621, which allows the surviving spouses (under the PERS Retirement System) to receive the same pay increases every year as the working officer/deputy would have received until he/she would have turned 50 years old. This is calculated by using the final job classification he/she held at the time of their death. This bill applies only if the deceased officer/deputy would've been under 50 years old as of 1/1/01. This also deletes the "adoption penalty" for the surviving children of officers/deputies who are currently receiving PERS benefits. The children will not lose their PERS benefits upon adoption.

Also, local peace officers' associations are a good source for information about retirement system death benefits.

Health Insurance

COBRA Health Insurance Requirements

Provider: U.S. Department of Labor

Summary: A federal law known as COBRA (short for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985) guarantees that the employer of the deceased officer must make available to the surviving spouse and their dependent children the same type of health insurance as was provided prior to the officer's death. Coverage is available for up to 36 months and must be paid by the surviving insured. There is no provision in the law for the employer to pay for the health insurance.

Contact:

U.S. Department of Labor website

(866) 487-2365

U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210


California Health Benefits

Summary: Survivors and dependents are eligible to continue to receive health insurance from the employing agency.

Details & Applicable Instructions:

Effective October 1996, all employers are required to continue to provide health benefits to the spouse and dependents of peace officers and firefighters who are killed in the line of duty. This benefit is not to cease upon remarriage. Minor dependents shall continue to receive the benefits under the coverage provided to the surviving spouse, or, if there is no surviving spouse, until 21 years of age.

Workers Compensation

Federal Workers Comp for Non-Federal Law Enforcement Officers

Provider: U.S. Office of Workers Compensation Programs

Amount: Varies

Summary: Survivors of local or state law enforcements officers who are killed while arresting a fugitive wanted by, or committing a crime against, the federal government, or by prisoners held on federal charges, may be eligible for federal works comp benefits.

Contact:

U.S. Office of Workers Compensation Programs website

(202) 513-6800

U.S. Office of Workers Compensation Programs
Special Claims Office
P.O. Box 37117
Washington, DC 20013

Details & Applicable Instructions:

Under certain conditions, benefits may be provided to a non-Federal law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty as determined by the U.S. Department of Labor. Essentially, these benefits are provided if a state or local law enforcement officer is killed while engaged in the apprehension or attempted apprehension of a person who has committed a crime against the United States or who is being sought by a law enforcement authority of the United States. The benefit also is extended to those killed while engaged in the lawful prevention or lawful attempt to prevent the commission of a crime against the United States. Further, the program encompasses those engaged in protecting or guarding a person held for the commission of a crime against the United States or as a material witness.


California Workers Compensation

Provider: California Department of Industrial Relations

Amount: $290,000

Summary: Survivors may be eligible for a workers comp payment of $290,000 plus burial expenses of $5,000.

Contact:

California Department of Industrial Relations website

(213) 576-7335

California Department of Industrial Relations
320 W. 4th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013-2329

Details & Applicable Instructions:

It is mandatory in the State of California that employers carry this coverage. This benefit is supplied by the City/County Insurance carrier. The benefit will be paid out as follows in all cases where a peace officer has died in the line of duty:

  • $290,000 payable in weekly checks of 2/3 the employees pay up to $840 maximum. If there is a surviving child or children, the weekly payments can exceed the maximum amount and continue until the youngest child turns 18 years old.
  • $5,000 burial expenses.
NOTE: This benefit is applied for and filed somewhat automatically with the assistance of the deceased employing agency. If an appeal is necessary, the services of an attorney specializing in this area will be required.

Life Insurance / Intestate

California Personal Life Policy - Intestate

Details & Applicable Instructions:

Descent and Distribution - All separate property, both real and personal, of decedent which is not disposed of by will, or if there is excess of such property over share of surviving spouse or entire estate if there is no surviving spouse, descends and is distributed as follows, any class of which member is living taking to exclusion of subsequent classes. (1) Issue of decedent, equally if same degree; (2) parents or surviving parents; (3) issue of parents or either of them, equally if same degree of kinship or, if unequal (4) grandparents or issue of grandparents, equally if same degree of kinship or if unequal (5) issue of predeceased spouse equally if of same degree or if unequal (6) next of kin to equal degree, or if unequal (7) parents of predeceased spouse or issue of each parent.

If decedent left no spouse or issue, and predeceased spouse died not more than 15 years before decedent, portion of decedent's estate attributable to decedent's predeceased spouse, as defined, shall pass in equal shares to issue of predeceased spouse by right of representation, if any, otherwise to parents of predeceased spouse, or survivor, if any, otherwise to parents or issue of deceased parents of predeceased spouse and their decedents by right of representation. Portion of decedent's estate attributable to predeceased spouse includes one-half of community property in existence at death of predeceased spouse which such spouse transferred to surviving spouse or which vested in decedent upon death of predeceased spouse. Such portion includes all separate property of predeceased spouse. Remaining portion of decedent's estate shall be distributed according to intestate rules escheat to state because there is no kin of decedent to take, that portion then passes to next of kin of predeceased spouse.

Statutory scheme provides for distribution among heirs or beneficiaries, for both intestacy and where will or trust.


National Guard Life Insurance

Provider: United States National Guard

Amount: Up to $400,000

Summary: Members of the United States National Guard may subscribe to a Group Life Insurance policy up to $400,000.

Contact:

United States National Guard website

(703) 607-3162

United States National Guard
1411 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington VA 22202-3231

Vital Records

California Vital Records

Provider: California State Registrar

Summary: Provides Vital Records

Contact:

California State Registrar website

(916) 445-2684

California State Registrar
410 "N" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Peer Support

AARP Peer Support

Provider: American Association of Retired Persons

Summary: AARP organizes widowed persons' support groups.

Contact:

American Association of Retired Persons website

(202) 434-2277

American Association of Retired Persons
601 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20049


ADEC Peer Support

Provider: Association of Death Education & Counseling

Summary: The ADEC of Connecticut gives counseling referrals.

Contact:

Association of Death Education & Counseling website

(203) 232-4825

Association of Death Education & Counseling
638 Prospect Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105-4298


C.O.P.S. Kids / Teens Camps

Provider: Concerns of Police Survivors

Summary: Provides peer support and emotional assistance to surviving children of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Contact:

Concerns of Police Survivors website

(573) 346-4911

Concerns of Police Survivors
P.O. Box 3199
846 Old South 5
Camdenton, MO 65020

Details & Applicable Instructions:

C.O.P.S. Summer Camp
C.O.P.S.' Summer Camp provides surviving spouses with children (ages 6-14) the opportunity to work with professional counselors and trained mentors to improve communications within the family unit and resolve grief issues together.

Organized camp activities are supplemented with counseling during the week-long camp.  Friendly competition, planned activities that encourage teambuilding, and shared fun times in a camp atmosphere help families recognize that the teamwork approach will help them cope with their grief.

C.O.P.S. Wilderness Experience

Instituted in 1998, C.O.P.S. Annual Wilderness Experience helps surviving older children (aged 15-20) build self-esteem with a group of peers who understand what it is like to lose a law enforcement parent to a line-of-duty death.  This annual activity might be mountain climbing in the Rockies in Colorado, or white-water rafting in Utah.  This event is an Outward Bound® Program.


C.O.P.S. Peer Support

Provider: Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc.

Summary: Provides assistance to surviving families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Contact:

Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. website

(573) 346-4911

Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc.
P.O. Box 3199
846 Old South 5
Camdenton, MO 65020


Compassionate Friends Peer Support

Provider: The Compassionate Friends, Inc.

Summary: A nationwide support group for bereaved parents and siblings

Contact:

The Compassionate Friends, Inc. website

(312) 990-0010

The Compassionate Friends, Inc.
P.O. Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696


National Victim Center Peer Support

Provider: National Victim Center

Summary: A resource center for all victimization issues.

Contact:

National Victim Center website

(703) 276-2880

National Victim Center
2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201


NOVA Peer Support

Provider: National Organization for Victim Assistance

Summary: A nationwide clearinghouse for all victimization issues.

Contact:

National Organization for Victim Assistance website

(202) 232-6682

National Organization for Victim Assistance
1757 Park Road NW
Washington, DC 20010


Parents of Murdered Children Peer Support

Provider: Parents of Murdered Children

Summary: POMC is the only national self-help organization designed solely to offer emotional support and information about surviving the loss of a loved one to murder.

Contact:

Parents of Murdered Children website

(513) 721-5683

Parents of Murdered Children
100 E. 8th Street #B41
Cincinnati, OH 45202


The On-Site Academy Peer Support

Provider: The On-Site Academy

Summary: Counseling and peer-support training

Contact:

The On-Site Academy website

(800) 238-3518

The On-Site Academy
P. O. Box 1031
Gardner, MA 01440

Details & Applicable Instructions:

We help you get back to the job or to a new beginning and quality of life with the tools necessary to master critical incident stress. The On-Site Academy has a skilled staff of licensed clinician, CISM Advanced trained peers, national trauma consultants, and additional support staff from Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

Scheduled groups involving all phases of the debriefing process, TFT (Thought Field Therapy), Alpha-Stim, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) and substance abuse/addictions treatment when applicable. EMDR is a therapeutic technique developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro, which rapidly desensitizes traumatic memories and images. Both EMDR and TFT have been shown to significantly reduce trauma symptoms.

 

 

 
 
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