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Updates From ResponderStrong

Posted: May 9, 2017

Emergency responders across Colorado face many similar occupational challenges and stressors. Negative impacts from these occupational exposures are becoming more apparent in the form of depression, substance abuse, relationship struggles, PTSD, and suicide. With increasing awareness, individual departments across the state are searching for mental wellness supports and solutions using very limited resources. We all work in team-based environments - isn’t it ironic that we’ve been trying to handle such a significant issue in relative isolation?

The ResponderStrong™ organization, created in 2016, may have the solution. ResponderStrong consists of representatives from more than 40 emergency responder agencies across Colorado working in collaboration with the National Behavioral Health Innovation Center in a privately-funded, grassroots effort whose ranks are steadily growing.

They are working to create a broad platform for mental wellness that can serve emergency responders across Colorado. They are not asking for financial support from emergency response agencies. They are asking for input, expertise, guidance, and some leg work. This project has tremendous potential to better serve our population and through doing so, even better serve our communities. To better inform the program development, the group has created an electronic survey.

In May, they will send the survey out to the heads of all law enforcement (police, sheriff, and state patrol), fire (volunteer, career, and combo), EMS, and dispatch agencies in Colorado, seeking one response from each agency. The survey has been designed to obtain basic information regarding what mental wellness resources are already available, what is working and what is not, and to identify what needs are not being adequately addressed across the state. Additional objectives of the survey include establishing contacts at each agency, recruiting new members, and providing data to shape the development of the program.

Please watch for this survey and have whomever is most familiar with your agency’s current mental wellness resources complete it. Your input is important- please take the time to complete the survey and outline your needs!


BrickHouse Security Offering Scholarship To Police & Families

Posted: May 9, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, BrickHouse Security, an industry leader in security and surveillance solutions, will award its $10,000 Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to current or former uniformed police officers wounded in the line of duty to use for their own continuing education, or the education of a family member. Past recipients have hailed from Florida, Baltimore, and New York City, where BrickHouse Security is headquartered. Interested applicants are to supply identification information, proof of disability, as well as a 250 to 500-word essay describing how their service and injury have impacted their outlook on higher education. For more information visit

Scholarship Details:

Application Deadline: May 5, 2017 (EXTENDED through May 12, 2017)
Winner Chosen: May 19, 2017

BrickHouse Security is proud to support the men and women to put on a uniform to protect and serve.


Grand Valley Has Risen To The President's Challenge For The Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation

Posted: May 3, 2017

We are excited to announce that Grand Valley has met the $500 challenge that President, Chief Gary Barbour laid down at the mid-year conference!
The GJPD, MCSO, Palisade PD, Fruita PD, and CSP local troop donated $2500 to the Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation.  Each agency donated $250, and they received generous matching funds from the local Back the Badge Foundation, which was formed last year in the aftermath of the murder of MCSO Deputy Derek Geer.
The funds were presented to Aurora PD’s Steve Redfearn recently at an FBINAA luncheon here in Grand Junction.

Congratulations and THANK YOU to Grand Valley for rising to the challenge. Who will be next? 

Challenge information can be found here.


CACP Changes Membership Period

Posted: May 3, 2017

The CACP Board has decided to change the membership time frame starting immediately. To date, memberships have run from July 1 to June 30 of the following year. We have updated the annual memberships to run on an anniversary date. Now, the date you join or renew your membership, it will be valid for one year from that date.

Not a current member? Click here to join today and get the member rate for 2017 Annual Conference!

Current member? Register for 2017 Annual Conference today.

Have questions about your current membership term? Email


Call For Topics For Annual Conference Open Forum

Posted: May 3, 2017

During the 2017 Annual Conference there will be an hour dedicated to an open forum on Tuesday, June 27. Do you have suggestions or topics of things to be discussed during this time? Please send to today!

Not registered for Annual Conference yet? Click here to register now.

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