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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title XLVII
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND CORRECTIONS
Chapter 943
DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
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F.S. 943.1745
943.1745 Training relating to officer health and wellness principles.
(1) By July 1, 2023, the commission shall incorporate into the course curriculum required for initial certification of a law enforcement officer instruction on health and wellness principles specific to the law enforcement profession. The commission shall consult with the Florida State University Institute for Justice Research and Development and the Resiliency Behind the Badge training program to develop the basic skills training component relating to officer health and wellness principles. The training must include, but need not be limited to, understanding the role secondary trauma and work-related incidents have on the personal life of an officer; methods for identifying and addressing personal and work-related stressors; strategies to better understand when to seek professional help and what kind of professional help to seek; and strategies to normalize conversations about stress, trauma, and mental health within the law enforcement community.
(2) By July 1, 2023, the commission shall by rule require that each law enforcement officer receive, as part of the 40 hours of required instruction for continued employment or appointment as an officer, instruction on health and wellness principles specific to the law enforcement profession. The commission shall consult with the Florida State University Institute for Justice Research and Development and the Resiliency Behind the Badge training program to develop the training component relating to officer health and wellness principles. The training must include, but need not be limited to, understanding the role secondary trauma and work-related incidents have on the personal life of an officer; methods for identifying and addressing personal and work-related stressors; strategies to better understand when to seek professional help and what kind of professional help to seek; and strategies to normalize conversations about stress, trauma, and mental health within the law enforcement community.
History.s. 7, ch. 2022-23.