“Nobody wanted to be diagnosed with PTSD and I didn’t want to either… I went to the V.A. and did what they told me to do…It drives me to do more to help…” said Police Officer and Marine Veteran Jessie Holton. Profiles In Courage – The Long Term Effect Of Stress And Repeated Trauma – Police Officer Jessie Holton in this episode of the Law Enforcement Today Radio Show and Podcast.

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(Photo from off-shift.com. Profiles In Courage – The Long Term Effect Of Stress And Repeated Trauma – Police Officer Jessie Holton.)

Jessie Holton is a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran, he was a law enforcement officer in the Brevard County Florida Sheriff’s Office for many years, before joing the Bozeman Montana Police Department as a Police Officer.

Due to his military combat and experiences in lawe enforcement he was diagnosed with P.T.S.D. That became a driving force for him to return to school and eventually earn his Doctorate degree.

He helped create the Paws and Stripes College while at the Brevard Sheriff’s Office. The model program took dogs from their shelter and trained them to become therapy dogs for veterans, first responders and others. The Paws and Stripes college also gave much needed training to volunteer inmates that were interested in the program.

(Photo from Off-shift.com. Profiles In Courage – The Long Term Effect Of Stress And Repeated Trauma – Police Officer Jessie Holton.)

Jessie Holton talks about the short and long term effects of repeated stress during a law enforcement career. In addition to the effects of multiple exposures to extreme trauma. He discusses how this motivates his research and his continued mission to helping law enforcement officer, first responders and veterans.

As Holton began his law enforcement career the events of September 11th occurred causing him to put his career on hold and join the United States Marine Corps. He served in the infantry where he became a decorated combat Veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon completing his military commitment, Holton returned to law enforcement and simultaneously began his academic career at the University of Central Florida.

As a law enforcement officer, he has served as a Dispatcher, Patrolman, Major Crimes Investigator, Crisis Negotiator, Veterans Community Liaison, Research Coordinator, Law Enforcement General & Firearms Instructor, and participated with several community task forces.

(Photo from Off-shift.com. Profiles In Courage – The Long Term Effect Of Stress And Repeated Trauma – Police Officer Jessie Holton.)

Holton has used his military, law enforcement, and academic experiences to create several innovate programs including the Nation’s first law enforcement therapy dog K-9 team for interviewing child victims, forensic exams for strangulation survivors, crime scene manipulation, suicide prevention programs, and multiple law enforcement research working groups.

In addition to being a law enforcement officer, Holton is an organizational sociologist, where he utilizes his education and training to design course curriculums, evaluate best-practices, and implement innovative programs. His work includes evaluating and restructuring hiring practices, field training programs, promotional processes, contract negotiations, and occupational/mental health. Through his own personal experiences with being a combat Veteran and significant law enforcement career, he has concentrated his research to increasing awareness and quality of life for all those in first responder occupations.

(Photo from Off-shift.com. Profiles In Courage – The Long Term Effect Of Stress And Repeated Trauma – Police Officer Jessie Holton.)

Jessie is also the Director of Training for us at Law Enforcement Today.

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(Photos from Off-shift.com, compiled by LET staff. Profiles In Courage – The Long Term Effect Of Stress And Repeated Trauma – Police Officer Jessie Holton.)

Please join us in thanking Jessie Holton for his service.


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