Police Officer PTSD Toolkit

Partner Acknowledgment

The police training efforts undertaken by the National Center for PTSD have benefited from a number of partnerships with community and police agencies. We would like to specifically thank the following agencies for sharing our goal of helping Veterans and police officers.

Palo Alto University - Forensic Psychology Programs *

PAU provides ongoing administrative and staff support to the NC-PTSD police training efforts. In addition to serving as the hub for the evaluation arm of the training, the Adult Forensic Psychology Research Lab at PAU is dedicated to addressing a number of Veteran and PTSD specific issues within the legal system.

Veteran Police Officer saluting.

Oakland Vet Center - Oakland, CA

The Oakland Vet Center supports the police training efforts in the San Francisco Bay area from which this web toolkit has grown. In addition to these contributions, Vet Center staff are increasingly engaged with the Oakland Police Department during critical incidents involving Veterans in the local community.

Swords to Plowshares *

Swords to Plowshares logo.A non-profit community based organization providing comprehensive services to Veterans in the greater San Francisco Bay area. Swords has been a partner in our training efforts since their inception, and is responsible for the Veteran cultural competency component of the trainings that we offer.

LAPD - Mental Evaluation Unit *

In addition to running a state-of-the art system that tracks all Veteran police contacts linking them to embedded mental health experts, the MEU of the Los Angeles Police Department has placed nearly 1000 officers through the National Center for PTSD police training program.

California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) *

Representatives from POST were instrumental in informing the initial content of our training efforts, and in providing formal endorsement and certification of our training package.

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