Wistocki, Richard
Protecting Those Who Protect Us: Helping Brothers and Sisters to Recovery
Hours: 2    Start Time: 08:00    End Time: 10:00    
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The presentation focuses on how to reach out to law enforcement first responders who are addicted to alcohol or prescription medications. There will be an introduction to the Transformations First Responder Treatment Center in Delray Beach (FL) and its programs for LEO's and firefighters. Presenters will discuss the obstacles and barriers first responders face, and why they are ashamed or afraid to reach out for help. This training is not only for the struggling first responder, it is for their partners, their spouses, and their administrators. The tactical community needs to know they do not need to suffer in silence. This program is designed to show the first responder how to reach out to save their families, their pensions and their jobs. The protection offered through FMLA, EAP, FOP and Peer Support Groups will also be discussed.

Richard Wistocki - Bio
Detective Richard Wistocki (ret) had been with the Naperville (IL) Police Department for 28 years. In his last 22 years as an Internet Crimes Investigator with the Naperville Police Department, he has forged numerous partnerships with the community and other law enforcement agencies. He is one of the founding members and an affiliate member of the Illinois Attorney Generals High Tech Crimes Bureau (ICAC). His passion is concentrated in teaching parents how to parent their children while online. He takes his juvenile investigations experience and applies it to teaching parents how to be better parents. He is an instructor for NCJTC and NEMRT. He is also the creator of the Illinois Sexting Law. Wistocki has partnered with A Man In Recovery Foundation in a presentation entitled The Cop and The Convict. This is a presentation with real solutions when parents have detected their child may be involved in drugs. Recently, Wistocki started working for Transformations Treatment Center First Responder Rehabilitation Program. His affiliation comes from 30 years in law enforcement and SWAT operations and observing how our brothers and sisters can self-destruct. He wants to make it known that there is a place for us when we need help that is confidential so we can keep our jobs, our families and our pensions.