Established in 2018, the Professional Development and Wellness Branch brings a comprehensive approach to wellbeing by striving to provide Kentucky law enforcement officers and dispatchers with the tools required to have a long life, a successful career and a happy retirement.

Course topics range from stress and wellness to individuals in crisis, finance, communication with loved ones, and resiliency training on handling adversity (i.e. job loss, illness, disaster or death).

The branch is also responsible for assisting law enforcement officers with obtaining benefits related to disability, line of duty death, and veterans’ education.

Standing as the primary initiative for the Professional Development and Wellness Branch is the Kentucky Post-Critical Incident Seminar. KYPCIS is a three-day training led by mental health professionals trained to work with peace officers and dispatchers, and driven by a team of law enforcement and public safety dispatch peers who have experienced their own critical incident and received training in Critical Incident Stress Management. Additionally, KYPCIS Military focuses on peace officers and dispatchers who experienced a critical incident while being deployed or during military training.


IMPORTANT DATES

KYPCIS Military II Training
August 3-5, 2020

KYPCIS VIII Training
January 27-29, 2020

KYPCIS IX Training
March 9-11, 2020

KYPCIS X Training
June 22-24, 2020

KYPCIS XI Training
September 28-30, 2020


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELLNESS BRANCH STAFF

Stanley Salyards
Branch Manager
859-622-8093

Reg McCutcheon
Executive Staff Advisor
859-622-8614

Larry Conley
Instructor
859-622-8171

Sarah Powell
Instructor
859-622-8622

Gabriel Gillingham
Instructor
859-622-7404

Andrea Eslami
Justice Program Administrator
LODD & VA Benefits Program Coordinator

859-622-2967

April O’Dea
Justice Program Administrator
Education Benefits Program Coordinator

859-622-6277

Ashley Peercy
Justice Program Administrator
Intelligence & Grants

859-622-8425


HELP

Have questions not answered in the FAQ’s?

Contact Professional Development & Wellness Support
859-622-8093