This is an introduction to stress physiology and its implications for police performance, particularly for new officers.  By having your coach officers complete this training you ensure they share a common language and frame of reference with the recruits they are paired with.  


  • The science of stress physiology and its impact on performance

  • Concrete skills to regulate this interaction

  • How mental and physical skills are learned

  • Stress, field performance, and the new learner

  • How to recognize degrees of acute stress

  • How to provide outside stress regulation for your recruit

active practice

  • Using biofeedback (heart rate and heart rate variability)

  • Performing complex motor skills under mild stress