The Peace Officer Wellness, Empathy & Resilience (POWER) Training Program is a nationally certified intensive and interactive curriculum for police and correctional officers that utilizes mindfulness practices, compassion-based communication exercises, and training in wellness-related areas such as stress management and self-care.
POWER offers a deep exploration of the science and experience of mindfulness and compassionate communication as it relates to stress, resiliency, performance and community building. With a focus on skill building to enhance self-awareness, attunement to others, compassion, wisdom and elite performance, participants will learn skills that can be translated to their personal and professional life. This program offers an opportunity to enhance performance, improve situational awareness, increase physical health and cognitive performance and develop new leadership capacity, balancing operational demands with life beyond the watch.
Cohorts of Officers from
the Los Angeles Police Department
and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
recently completed the POWER Training Program
...read the Evaluation Findings here
What officers have to say about the POWER Training Program:
In September 2022, the POWER Training Program received the National Certification Program Seal of Excellence from IADLEST, the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training. After a thorough and rigorous independent review process, IADLEST concluded that the POWER curriculum and program design was of exceptional quality.
IADLEST National Certification marks the latest step in Center for Council’s partnership with the US Department of Justice COPS (Community Oriented Policing Solutions) Office, which began in March of 2022. This partnership seeks to promote the POWER program and its innovative curriculum at “the intersection of wellness, compassion, procedural justice and community building.”
watch the full POWER video here