Superintendent’s Speaker Series
The Superintendent is hosting a Superintendent's Speaker Series. These series of workshops are in effort to promote officer wellness and ensure the mental and emotional well-being of our officers. The first seminar Maintaining Resilience in the Face of the Stress of Police Duty focuses on post-traumatic stress disorder. It will be presented by Dr. Stevan E. Hobfoll Ph.D., Stress-Anxiety & Resilience Consultants, LLC. Dr. Hobfoll has authored and edited many books, including Traumatic Stress, The Ecology of Stress, Stress Culture and Community, The Imperfect Guardian, and The Evolutionary Origins of Fear Politics, just to name a few. Maintaining Resilience in the Face of the Stress of Police Duty workshop will take place on two separate dates, Thursday, 14 March 2019 at 1700-2100 hours (3rd watch) and on Friday, 15 March 2019 at 0900-1300 hours (2nd watch), in the multi-purpose room of police headquarters located at 3510 S. Michigan Avenue. If interested in attending, contact your Commanding Officer for further information no later than Tuesday, 05 March 2019 at 1200 hours. Officers attending are encouraged to return back to their districts/units and share the experience with their co-workers. Other Department members (sworn and civilian, off-duty) are welcome to attend but must register by Tuesday, 05 March 2019 at 1200 hours with email of name, employee number, unit and contact number to Sergeant Shawn Kennedy as space is limited. All on-duty personnel are required to wear their prescribed uniform of the day, based on their work assignment. Attending this seminar will not constitute a tour of duty and no overtime will be paid for those Department members who attend on their RDO. If necessary, there will be overflow parking available at White Sox Park – Lot B (enter on 34th & Shields). If there are any questions, contact Sergeant Shawn Kennedy at (312) 745-5692.