June 1-2, 2018

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Boston Logan Airport

145 Beech Street, Chelsea, MA

Registration Fee $50

Peer support is your first line of defense, learn from leaders in some of the most traumatic incidents in recent years.


Police Work, Post-Traumatic Stress and Suicide – Martin Lally, Greater Manchester Police, UK

Martin was appointed the TRiM Manager for the Manchester Arena Bombing and, along with his team, provided peer support intervention to just under 200 officers who worked on the Arena. Since the arena, he has built the TRiM Network into Greater Manchester Police, increased the size of the team from 9 to 31 and worked on a number of high profile cases including Murders, Infant Deaths and Fatal House Fires, working with Police Officers who have to deal with responding to these issues day to day. He’ll discuss their journey with peer support in relation to Trauma, the model they use and how it was effectively used it to tackle the Arena Attack. He also focuses on the lessons learns and, details some of the officers reactions and emotions.

9/11, Peer Support and POPPA – Lt. Rich Mack, New York PD, NY

An eye-opening discussion about peer support in New York, the Police Organization Providing Peer Support Assistance (POPPA) model and how New York has pro-actively tackled mental wellness for their officers.

Lt. Rich Mack

The Boston Marathon Bombing & Manhunt, A Law Enforcement Perspective – Retired Sgt. Brian Fleming, Boston Police Department, MA

An in-depth look at the events of April 2013 and, the CISM response to those events; as seen through the eyes of the Peer Support Director of the Boston Police Department.

Vicarious Trauma Toolkit – Sgt. Chris Scallon, Norfolk Police Department, VA

Sgt. Scallon is the current Vicarious Trauma Fellow with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Northeastern University working on a national grant from the U.S. Department of Justice-Office of Victims of Crimes, creating an evidence-based vicarious trauma toolkit for first responders (e.g. EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement, and Victim Advocates)

Chris Scallon
Aaron Snyder

Officer Resiliency and Wellness – Sgt. Aaron Snyder, Indianapolis Metro PD, IN

After a series of publicized officer events in Indianapolis and around the country that served to negatively reflect on law enforcement and hindered relationships with the community, The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) embarked upon a ground-breaking officer wellness and resiliency program. In 2010 IMPD created the Office of Professional Development and Wellness (OPDW) to combat employee crisis using innovative strategies and best practices. The problem-solving program identified agency and community stakeholders and used education and crisis support resources for early intervention rather than waiting for crisis to occur..

You must register to attend. Registration is $50 and open until May 28. Registration includes lunch on June 1.

When:  June 1, 2018 7:30 am – 5 pm and June 2, 2018 8 am to Noon


  • The effect of terror, trauma and disaster on police;
  • The build-up of Type 2 trauma from workload and burnout;
  • Peer support assistance;
  • Provisions to protect those who supply peer support.

Host Hotel:

Hotel rate is $229 per night and tax-exempt if booked through Blue H.E.L.P.


Jon Cameron

Phone: 978-490-0985

Email: JonC@wearebluehelp.org