Blue Courage
(May 7 – 8, 2019)


Date: May 7 – 8, 2019

Location: Kearney, NE

Hours: 16

What is Blue Courage?

Blue Courage is a transformational process that focuses on the human development of law enforcement professionals.

Few professions are more physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding than law enforcement. Blue Courage addresses personal challenges many officers face, such as cynicism, identity, judgement, integrity, leadership and stress management.

Topics to be covered:

  • Foundation of Courage
  • Police Culture
  • Nobility of Policing
  • Respect
  • Resilience / Hope
  • Positive Psychology
  • Practical Wisdom
  • Health & Wellness
  • the Immortal Cop

What Blue Courage has to offer:

Today’s law enforcement professionals are highly trained and highly skilled operationally. While skill training is essential, it is incomplete. The behaviors tat tarnish police agencies and place officers at risk are rarely due to a lack of skills.

Through Blue Courage, participants will:

  • Go beyond learning tactical and critical incident survival and ensure officers’ readiness to both prevent and recover in the aftermath.
  • Reignite a sense of passion, purpose and commitment to the nobility of policing.
  • Awaken their moral compass and the courage to do what is right.
  • Improve decision-making skills under pressure.
  • Understand how to build relationships and trust with the community.
  • Develop and organizational culture of learning, critical thinking, tolerance, and curiosity.

Blue Courage is a nationally certified training, recognized by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training. This course may be eligible for your state’s P.O.S.T. credit.

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Retried Sheriff Jerry Watson is the Chief Executive Officer for Perpetual Learning Institute. Before he retired, he had been providing this service to the numerous agencies that belong to the SCALES (South Central Area Law Enforcement Services) group in central Nebraska for the past 10 years. While serving as Chair he took on the task working with the Instructors and L.E. agencies, filling and hosting classes at different locations. His goal is continuing the service, only expanding it Statewide to service all areas of the State. Watson states the following: “Our Training Center has it’s hands full and with the limited resources and staff they are appropriated each year. Their focus is on basic training new students, with three classes required every year just to keep up with turnover. I want to work in tandem with the NLETC to help the other 4,500 certified officers satisfy their 20-hour annual requirement to keep our profession cutting edge.”