20 Imperative Laws of Officer Wellness & Well-being - Virtual Workshop - May 5, 12, 19, 26 2021 (4 hrs. Each)


Dates: Virtual Workshop – May 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2021 (4 hrs. Each) plus 4 Hrs. of bonus e-learning “Bulletproof Spirit” –
Schedule: 1:00 PM -5:00 PM (EST)
Credit Type:  20 hours, Continuing Education (16 Hrs. Virtual Live plus 4 Hrs. e-Learning)
Location:  16 hrs. of Virtual Session plus 4 Hrs. of bonus e-learning “Bulletproof Spirit”
Registration: $285
Class Size: 300
Note: The recording of the live session will be available to attendees for up to one year after the live event.
Registration Closes: May 1, 2021
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This class will provide 20 Imperative Laws fact-based information and debunk the numerous wellbeing, nutrition, health and wellness “fads” that exist.  The instructors will empower attendees with practical scientific information to make positive changes to their psychological wellbeing, nutrition, fitness, and overall health.  Attendees will leave this training session with the knowledge and resources to have better informed conversations with their healthcare providers and ultimately become the best advocates for their own health optimization.

  • Did you know we all have saboteurs that keep us from maximizing our success?
  • Did you know that most first responders try to resist stress while holding onto harmful chemicals instead of flushing the stress out of their system?
  • Did you know that most first responders become insulin resistant leading to detrimental health effects?
  • Did you know most first responders have increased inflammation that leads to heart attacks and strokes due to the daily stressors?
  • Did you know that there are viable tools to combat each of these issues and become unbreakable?
This class will provide 20 Imperative Laws fact-based information and debunk the numerous wellbeing, nutrition, health and wellness “fads” that exist. The instructors with 60+ years of combined experience in Joint Special Operations Command, Law Enforcement and Academia will empower attendees with practical scientific information to make positive changes to their psychological wellbeing, nutrition, fitness, and overall health. Attendees will leave the session with the knowledge and resources to enhance resiliency and anti-fragility and ultimately become the best advocates for their own health optimization.
  • Learn to flush stress from your system to live a more vibrant life.
  • Develop skills to reverse from a stressful state to a calm state quickly while regulating select hormones in your body.
  • Learn to retrain the neuroplasticity of your brain to develop new skills to help regulate your hormones in stressful and non-stressful environments.
  • Learn to combine box breathing techniques with met-motivational states to increase psychological resiliency.
  • Learn about Insulin Resistance, Inflammation, Heart Health, Disease Prevention and how they are related.
  • Develop guidance to understand your own blood work and how it relates to overall health.
  • Encapsulate an employee Wellness Program development with a focus on Nutrition, Supplements, Fitness Training, Financial Planning and Mental Health Awareness.
  • Learn best practices for developing successful agency or individual wellness/fitness programs.
  • Get nutrition instruction that will discuss in detail what to eat for reduction in bodily inflammation and health optimization. Personalized macro nutrient based nutritional protocols will be developed for everyone attending the session.
  • Learn how proper nutrition protocols directly relate to improved blood health markers, disease prevention, insulin response and reduction of bodily inflammation.
  • Understand the importance of adequate sleep, stress reduction, hydration and recovery.

Instructor: Assistant Chief Stephen Petrilli Jr., FBINA#264

Stephen A. Petrilli Jr., Assistant Chief of Police, Normal Police Department, IL

Steve Petrilli has been with the Normal Police Department for 22 years and is currently the Assistant Chief of Operations.  He has been a recruiter, FTO, SWAT Operator and   K-9 handler.  Steve has held supervisory roles in Patrol, VICE, SWAT, Pro-Active Gang Crimes Unit and for the Town of Normal Employee Wellness Committee.

He is a graduate of Illinois State University (B.S.), Northwestern Police Staff and Command and the FBI National Academy Session #264.

Steve is a former college athlete, a Certified Physical Preparation Specialist (CPPS), a CF-L1 Trainer, and has successfully completed L-1 Power Athlete Methodology Training, CrossfFit Law Enforcement Application Specialty Training and Lee Taft Speed School.  Steve is currently is a S&C coach at The Athlete Factory in Bloomington, Illinois.  Steve is also the owner of First Responder Health and Wellness LLC.

Instructor: Chief Mark Garcia

Chief Mark A. Garcia Director Influence & Development

Mark A. Garcia served in law enforcement for 31 years.  Chief Garcia served as the Chief of Police for the City of Redlands for 6 ½ years, retiring in 2018.  Prior to becoming the Redlands Chief of Police, he served San Bernardino Police Department for 24 years ascending to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police.   Chief Garcia’s experience includes being Narcotics Bureau Commander, Tactical Commander, District Commander, Investigations Commander, Personnel and Training Commander, overseeing Internal Affairs and serving as the department’s Public Information Officer.  Chief Garcia has received numerous awards including the Medal of Valor, Officer of the Year and Citizen of the Year.  Some of the highlights of Chief Garcia’s career include being the point car in President Reagan’s motorcade, being responsible for external security for President George W. Bush’s visit to San Bernardino, leading Redlands through the December 02 terrorist incident and developing future leaders.

Chief Garcia’s passion for character-based leadership development led to starting Blue Virtue Leadership and he has taught hundreds of officers how to develop their leadership capacity, how to build character, how to enhance organizational culture, how to build a Virtue Based Policing structure, how to create organizational ethics programs, Service Oriented Leadership and Strategic and Tactical Decision Making. He has made numerous presentations on leadership, ethics and culture, including the Law Enforcement Leadership Symposium, California Police Chiefs Executive Leadership Institute at the Drucker School of Management, California College and University Chiefs of Police Conference, Faith and Justice Summit, University of Redlands and Cal State San Bernardino.

Chief Garcia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and a Master’s of Science in Management.  He considers himself to be a lifelong learner having completed many certificate programs including the prestigious Leadership Decision Making Program, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education; Josephson’s Institute of Ethics Train the Trainer Program, Master Instructor Development Program and is a certified leadership development trainer for the John Maxwell Team. He serves on the California Police Chief’s Association Training Committee, and serves on the Police Public Safety, Image and Ethics Committee for the International Association of Chiefs of Police.


Ret. Captain Dan Willis, FBINA#241

The course also includes access to additional 4 hrs. of “Bulletproof Spirit – Emotional Survival and Wellness Strategies” e-Learning course.  Participants are encouraged to complete this eLearning before the Live training. It will provide essential emotional intelligence and wellness information to promote officer survivability and protection against the many adverse effects of the profession. Suicide is the #1 cause of officer death with another estimated 120,000 (nearly 1 in 5) working with PTSD.  Students will learn tactical emotional intelligence techniques, effective methods to process stress, overcome trauma, proactive strategies to protect and heal their spirit to maintain mental – emotional – and physical fitness, and ways to maintain their motivation and professionalism while serving to protect and give life to others with compassion, integrity, and good health.


For the past twenty-five years, Captain Dan Willis has been a police officer for the La Mesa Police Department near San Diego, California. He has served as homicide detective, SWAT commander, and instructor for the San Diego Public Safety Institute, the county’s police academy, where he provides emotional-survival training. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two stepsons.

Instructor: Dr. Mitch Javidi

Mitch is an envisioneer with over 30 years of practical and hands-on Leadership Development experience in diverse industries including Academia, Military, Law Enforcement, Government, and Technology. As a globally recognized leader, he is the founder of the National Command & Staff College, Institute for Credible Leadership Development and the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development. He has trained at the Joint Special Operations Command “JSOC” and the US Army Special Operations Command “USASOC.” He was awarded the honorary member of the United States Army Special Operations Command in 1999, honorary Sheriff by the National Sheriffs’ Association in 2016 and honorary Police Commander by the Santa Fe ISD Police Department (2019). He was also the recipient of the “Spirit Award” from the National Tactical Officers’ Association.  This prestigious award is presented by NTOA to an individual whose work saves lives (2019). He served as a tenured Professor at NC State University for 16 years before taking an early retirement but continues to serve as an Adjunct professor without pay (by choice) at both NC State and Illinois State Universities. He is a member of the “Academy of Outstanding Teachers and Scholars” at NC State University and the Distinguished 2004 Alumni of the University of Oklahoma. Mitch is the developer of “MAGNUS OVEA,” a general theory of Officers’ Wellness, Resiliency and Leadership. He is a published scholar with over 890+ conference presentations worldwide to include presentations for Fortune 500 companies as well as top Public Safety organizations including FBI NAA, Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA), HIDTA, National Tactical officers Association (NTOA), California Police Chiefs Associations, National Sheriffs Association (NSA), Women Leadership in law Enforcement (WLLE), California Chief of Police Association (CATO), and may other national and state associations. As well, he has provided educational programs for NYPD, LAPD, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office, Ogden Police Department, NC State Patrol, Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Walnut Creek Police Department and 200+ other agencies nationwide. His most recent co-authored article was published in the Police Chief Magazine. Two of his coauthored articles have been published by the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin ~ “Human Factors: Police Leaders Improving Safety While Developing Meaningful Public Trust” and “Unbundling Beliefs and Values.”  His select books include “Deliberate Leadership: Achieving Success Through Personal Styles,” “Handbook of Research on Effective Communication, Leadership, and Conflict Resolution, and “Moral Compass for the Law Enforcement Professionals”. Dr. Javidi was the recipient of prestigious “Person of the Year” award by the National Society of Accountants ~ Senator William Victor “Bill” Roth, Jr. “Roth IRA” received the award in the following year.

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Cancellation Policy

  • We may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • If a program is canceled, we will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other related costs, charges or expenses, including but not limited to cancellation/change charges assessed by hotels, airlines or travel agencies.  No other refunds beyond the cancellation of the event will be provided.
  • Requests for substitutions for another class or of another attendee for the same class will be accommodated whenever possible. Additional fees will not be charged for reasonable substitutions.
  • Refunds will not be issued for ‘no shows” or when a course is delayed or rescheduled.
  • All registration fees must be paid prior to the start of the class.

Event Details

Day 1: May 05, 2021

Day 2: May 12, 2021

Day 3: May 19, 2021

Day 4: May 26, 2021

Start time: 01:00 p.m. EST

End time: 05:00 p.m. EST

Venue: Virtual Live (4 hrs. per day)

Phone: 919-753-1127

Email: sbass@commandcollege.org

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