The Armor Your Self™ Training Programs

The Armor Your Self™ system 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 presented in several formats: live training on-site, online with all pre-recorded information, live online with Zoom training and as Trained Facilitator Training where your people can be licensed to teach our materials.

In all the training formats we require that all of your employees participate and 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

We encourage providing our training to all employees including sworn, non-sworn, reserve and volunteers because they all feel the effects of the traumas of this profession.  We also believe that wellness and resilience are symbiotic systems made up of several critical parts that must work in tandem in order for the whole to be effective.

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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.

Every one of our training programs in all the formats include a personalized and password protected group webpage on our Armor Your Self™ site where we store any videos and downloadable support materials for the training.

Live On-Site Training

Good old-fashioned live training is still the gold standard of the training industry and we still provide it. It is more expensive and comes with the challenges of COVID protocols and usually can only accommodate a smaller audience than your whole roster of personnel.  It does have the benefits of more hands-on interactive discussions and small group exercises, and we will allow you to video-record the sessions for placement on our webpage for your groups later viewing.

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Online Pre-Recorded Training

One of the benefits of how we have adapted our training is that with our pre-recorded and virtual options (or a combination thereof) we can reach ALL of your employees, sworn and non- sworn, with the exact same material and they can receive it on their own time schedules. These are also the less expensive options as they don’t involve expenses for travel, food and lodging. We still require that all of your employees participate and each will receive a copy of the Armor Your Self textbook.

Live Online ZOOM Training

Live online training using the Zoom platform has the benefits of interacting with a live speaker but doesn’t include all the expenses of getting that speaker to your agency. It also offers your people the benefit of accessing the program from their office, MDT, laptop or smart phone. We record all the live sessions so those who can’t attend live can watch the replay video on your personalized and password protected group webpage on our Armor Your Self™ website.  We also supplement these live sessions with some pre-recorded basic material on your groups personalized webpage.

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These training programs will be particularly helpful for anyone involved in these 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 CopsAlive.com.

Anyone can always begin their study of our programs with the least expensive option of the Armor Your Self™ Book, which is a 450-page, softcover resilience text book with hundreds of tips, tactics and techniques for improving your health and well being. List price $24.95. Buy it on Amazon.com or thru our site.

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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”

The Law Enforcement Survival Institute

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