Jack Harris conducts training for Federal, state and municipal law enforcement and public safety personnel throughout the country on a variety topics aimed at Helping Keep Good People Good. His combination of law enforcement & management experience, behavioral science background and a passion for practical solutions, allows Jack to provide results-oriented training; aimed at helping people develop practical skills they can apply to everyday, real-life situations.
Jack began his law enforcement career as a deputy with the McDonough County Sheriff’s Department in Macomb, Illinois. After spending twenty years with the Tucson, Arizona Police Department, Jack retired in 1994 as a captain. During his career, he held a variety of operational and administrative command assignments, including human resources, training, patrol, air support, narcotics, communications, management information and staff services. The International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Department of Justice, the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association and the Community Policing Exchange have published some of his work.
He is recognized for his work in the areas of peer support, crisis intervention, resilience, change, emotional survival, stress & burnout, conflict & anger management, supervisory, management & leadership skill development, dealing with difficult people, managing disgruntled employees and trauma/critical incident response. His work around Giving Feedback That Matters helps managers develop the skills necessary to be more effective and confident when dealing with personnel related matters.
In addition to his law enforcement background, Jack is a licensed counselor, trained mediator, Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and an approved instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF). He has conducted peer support and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training for Federal, state and municipal organizations (some of which include the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife, Forest Service, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the Concerns of Police Survivors.
He has also provided crisis intervention and clinical services (including EMDR) following aviation & vehicle accidents, law enforcement shootings, suicides, natural disasters, fires and terrorist attacks. He has assisted individuals and organizations following tragedies such as the Yarnell Hill Fire, World Trade Center Attack, Oklahoma City bombing and Hurricane Marilyn. As an EMDR trained therapist, he has participated in the Concerns of Police Survivors Police Week (as well as their trauma retreats and trainings) and Post Critical Incident Seminars (PCIS) for responders. Jack holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Illinois University.