Associate Magazine FBINAA Q2-2023

Officer Safety and Wellness: The Missing Link John Bostain , President , Command Presence Training 1.5 hours education credit


Over the last several years, there has been a dramatic increase of focus on the topic of officer safety, well ness, and resiliency. It’s about time! However, with all the recent focus, many agencies are still missing one of the most critical aspects of wellness and resiliency, which is organizational culture. Numerous studies continue to show that one of the biggest operational stressors in law enforcement is internal police culture and poor leadership. In this presentation, we will explore three things leaders can immediately do to posi tively impact their culture and become the place everyone wants to work for. John Bostain is the President of Command Presence Training, a law enforcement training and consulting company headquartered in Brunswick, GA. He has committed the last 29 years to law enforcement, 27 of which have been as a trainer. He has trained more than 35,000 law enforcement professionals at the state, local, federal, and international levels and is a frequent speaker at executive level conferences. John is currently a guest lecturer for the FBINAA Leadership in Tumultuous Times Forum and the VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Program. John began his career with the Hampton Police Division (HPD) in Hampton, Virginia where he held positions as a patrol officer, patrol supervisor, detective, academy instructor, and SWAT team member. In 2001, John joined the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA where he served in multiple training divisions and taught multiple disciplines. John left Federal service in 2014 to pursue his dream of establishing Command Presence Training, which was recently selected as the 2023 Georgia Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.


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