On-site Training

The Armor Your Self™ On-Site Training Program

The Armor Your Self™ project is a powerful concept that will begin building the foundations of law enforcement health and wellness for your personnel, your families and for your organization.

The program is taught as a Resilience Research Learning Laboratory with all the participants researching, discussing and learning information that is specific and important to them.

Each participant receives a copy of the 458-page, softcover, resilience textbook: Armor Your Self: How To Survive A Career In Law Enforcement by John Marx (a $24.95 value).

Participants will find the tools they need to recognize the symptoms of the toxic effects and hidden dangers of a career in law enforcement.

Each participant will create an action plan to thrive and flourish in life and their career. They will also build a plan to help their family, peers, team and organization.

Our Armor Your Self™ workshop includes eight hours of exploration about how each participant can begin strengthening and conditioning their “Self” physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. They will also learn how to strengthen agency support systems, condition our law enforcement culture for wellness and improve our police/community interactions.

The Armor Your Self™ Wellness Workshop is not a “sit and listen” lecture but rather a highly interactive session where each participant does individual research, engages in group discussions and develops their own personalized Tactical Resilience™ Action Plan to improve their lives, the lives of their family and peers and also the health and resilience of their agency and community as a whole.


In our 8-hour Armor Your Self™ Wellness Workshop you will learn:
• about the “Hidden Dangers” that are killing more LEO’s than bullets
• to define resilience and how it can impact your life and career
• the 7 Key Factors necessary for building Tactical Resilience™
• how to create a plan not just to survive but to thrive in life and your career
• how our law enforcement culture might be killing you
• about the Concept of True Blue Valor™ to muster the courage to help an officer in crisis
• to write a plan to help your “Self”, your peers, your family, your Agency and your community

This workshop will be particularly helpful for anyone involved in these programs or assignments (or tasked with creating them):

Training officers
FTO’s and FTI’s
Wellness coordinators
Peer Support Team members
CISM Team members
EAP & Psych Services professionals
Dispatchers and their supervisors
Spouses and significant others

Any trainers that influence the culture of your organization to include:
Firearms trainers
Defensive tactics trainers
Fitness trainers
Driving instructors

Community Policing officers
Community Policing supervisors
Community leaders


About the primary presenter John Marx, CPP
John Marx is the Executive Director of The Law Enforcement Survival Institute (LESI) and holds certifications in both service and security management. He is the author of Armor Your Self™: How to Survive a Career in Law Enforcement and was a Police Officer for twenty-three years, serving as a SWAT Team Hostage Negotiator for nineteen of those years. He worked as a patrol officer, media liaison officer, crime prevention officer and burglary detective. In 2008 he founded LESI. He also started a project that has evolved into CopsAlive.com. Put simply, the mission of both LESI and CopsAlive.com is to “Save the lives of those who save lives”. LESI gathers information, strategies and tools to help law enforcement professionals plan for happy, healthy and successful careers, relationships and lives and distributes that information through it’s training programs and on www.CopsAlive.com.


Options for Hosting an Armor Your Self™ Wellness Workshop:
The Law Enforcement Survival Institute offers 4 options for you as a hosting agency:
1. You can pay LESI a flat package fee to cover all of our fees & expenses and then recoup your expenses by charging a fee to your outside agency guests – you keep any profits.
2. We will collect the registration fees of $179 per person and give your agency 3 free spots for every 10 people you help us register.
3. You could share the cost of our package price by co-hosting with another local agency.
4. We will help you solicit donations from your community organizations and private businesses.

CLICK HERE to see a calendar of our upcoming workshops.


The Armor Your Self™ Book is a 450-page, softcover resilience text book with hundreds of tips, tactics and techniques for improving your health and wellbeing. List price $24.95

CLICK HERE to purchase copies of the book.



For additional inquiry’s or for information on quantity discounts on our workshops or materials call The Law Enforcement Survival Institute at 303-940-0411 or CLICK HERE to email us.

The Law Enforcement Survival Institute (LESI) works with individuals and organizations to help them create and sustain success in their lives and careers as law enforcement professionals. We are a source for training, resources and information about how to create and sustain a happy, healthy and successful life and career while providing superior law enforcement service to your community.

In short we are: “Saving the Lives of Those Who Save Lives”

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The Law Enforcement Survival Institute
11757 W. Ken Caryl Ave., Suite F-321
Littleton, CO 80127
Phone (303) 940-0411
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