“In my 20 year career as a police officer, I have only seen a handful of speakers that not only kept my attention but really drove a topic home and one of those speakers is David Edwards.” – Andrew Ellis, Deputy Chief of Police, Bluffton, Indiana AdvertisementsRead More Really drove the topic home . . .
“David’s presence provides calmness and a safe place to talk for not only the first responders but for people- like me- who love them. I have seen firsthand the impact that Call for Backup can have on officers and their families. I saw a fallen Dallas Police Officer’s mother smile in July for the first […]Read More “It was okay to finally take a deep breath . . .”
I’ve accumulated over 1,000 training hours in my career and this was probably the best. We train for tools on the job such as firearms, taser, defensive tactics, etc. However we often lack training in handling the mental side of the job which could save the life of a fellow officer or even ourselves. – […]Read More This was probably the best . . .
I first witnessed David Edwards’ presentation on police suicide at the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police Conference last Winter. His presentation was very dynamic and provided a multitude of information and resources. I asked Mr. Edwards to bring this training to the Madonna University Public Safety Leadership Institute and give a more in-depth presentation […]Read More Well presented, dynamic, and powerful . . .
All too often I, like many others fail to recognize others who may be struggling. Your class brought to light these issues and has empowered us to be more aware, recognize the signs, and take action to help those who are struggling with traumatic events and the ideation of suicide. – Sgt. Travis Scantling, Bentonville, […]Read More I, like many others, fail to…recognize the signs . . .
This training is more important than most people realize with the constant stresses and pressures placed upon law enforcement. I hope a light gleams in through darkness for the next officer who feels alone so they can make a call, each out, and hold on to a friend who is more than willing to be […]Read More This training is more important than most people realize . . .
The #CallForBackup training is invaluable, irreplaceable, unparalleled, and unequaled in quality and substance. This should be mandatory training for all law enforcement personnel, especially those in positions of leadership and management. It is without question that this training can and will save a life, and save a life today. – SA Jamey Gorsuch, ASAC, Fort […]Read More This training can and will save a life . . .
I believe this is one of the best seminars I’ve attended in my 24 years of law enforcement. Your passion to highlight a serious concern in our profession is humbling to me and I was honored to have attended. I believe, without a doubt, this impactful awareness training will save lives. – Thomas Russell Jr., […]Read More One of the best seminars I’ve attended . . .
Our church and the first responders present with us (including fire fighters, police, paramedic, and sheriff deputy) were drawn in by David’s background and his passion for their well-being . . . his expertise and warm heart were evident. – Dave Collins, Lead Pastor, LifePoint ChurchRead More Expertise and warm heart . . .