Cordico CEO and Solano County Chief Probation Officer Presenting at Virtual 45th APPA Annual Training Institute

Cordico CEO, Dr. David Black, and Solano County Chief Probation Officer, Dr. Christopher Hansen, will be presenting at Virtual 45th APPA Annual Training Institute.  The conference information is listed below:

Presentation Title: Strengthening Officer Wellness and Leadership in the 21st Century

Description: Law enforcement personnel nationwide experience heightened rates of alcohol abuse, depression, trauma, suicidal thoughts, and suicide. This dynamic presentation is focused on helping law enforcement leaders understand some life-saving tools, strategies, and practical solutions available to help successfully manage the mental and physical consequences of their careers. Attendees will benefit from learning how to strengthen resilience and equip law enforcement staff with proactive and practical wellness solutions The workshop will also cover vetting therapists for law enforcement; new research and innovative technologies; strategies for improving recruitment, retention, and community relations; and treating trauma while reducing officer suicide risk. Officer safety/wellness, leadership challenges, and actionable strategies for the 21st century will be highlighted throughout this passionate, engaging, and informative session.

Dates:  August 24-28


About Dr. Christopher Hansen

Dr. Christopher Hansen began his career as a state probation officer for the Florida Department of Corrections in 1983. In 1989, he accepted a probation officer position within the U.S. Probation Office for the Middle District of Florida.

In 2003, Dr. Hansen was appointed as the Chief United States Probation Officer for the District of Nevada where he remained until his retirement in 2012. He then accepted a position as chief probation officer for the Solano County, California in 2012 where he oversees a department of 220 staff, a juvenile detention facility, and comprehensive adult and juvenile services.

Dr. Hansen holds a Master’s in Criminology and a Doctorate in Education.

About David Black

Dr. David Black is the Founder and CEO of Cordico, serving hundreds of public safety agencies nationally. He is a Board Member of the National Sheriffs’ Association Psychological Services Group, serves as the Chair of Technology and Social Media, is an Advisory Board Member for the National Police Foundation’s Center for Mass Violence Response Studies, serves on the IACP Police Psychological Services Ethics Committee, serves on the National Fraternal Order of Police Officer Wellness Committee, served on the California Police Chiefs’ Association Human Behind the Badge Committee, and is an Officer Wellness subject matter expert for the California Commission on POST. Dr. Black has been serving law enforcement since 2002.