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Preparing for the Inevitable: Life, Retirement and Death – Estate Planning for Police Officers and Families – Canceled
November 21, 2015 @ 09:00 - 15:00 MST$100
This course has been determined to qualify for AZPOST continuing credit.
While many of police officers and their families like to think that they are immortal and not discuss a variety of possible events that could occur in this profession, the old joke is that only two things in life are for sure: death and taxes The focus of this 6 hour course is to assist police officers and their families to survive the law enforcement career and prepare for the inevitable facts of life. There is low effort and high reward in having a family plan. Not only is it important that you have a plan in place in the unlikely event of a line of duty death, but you must also implement your plan and make sure others know about it and understand your wishes – as Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote goes, “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”. If you’ve procrastinated on your estate planning, this course will help you get going in the right direction.
Policing is a family occupation. Families are significantly affected in a variety of ways when a family member works in law enforcement. Conversely, family life plays a critical role in the officer’s much-needed support system. Despite this, few support services and little information are offered to families. As a result, many law enforcement families become isolated and overwhelmed: relationships flounder, individuals are damaged and the quality of service to the community is potentially compromised. This course is designed to provide insights, experiences and strategies that will assist law enforcement practitioners and their significant others — whether dating, married or partnered — in making good relationships even stronger. This course has been determined to qualify for AZ POST continuing education credit
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this 6 hour program participants will be able to:
- Review Police culture and sub-culture
- Review Family Financial Planning
- Review skills that build stress reduction, resiliency and other factors that promote family bonding
- Assist participants in understanding and coping with a range of issues unique to law enforcement families from the importance of wills, health care and line of duty deaths
- Assist families in generating solutions to problems
Module 1 – Police Culture and Relationships
Module 2 – Stress and counseling Services
Module 3 – Police Pensions and available Services
Module 4 – Having a will, living will and Power of attorney
Module 5 – Financial Planning
Module 6 – Dealing with Death and Funeral planning
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: All law enforcement officers and their spouses, significant others or partners.