Since 2015, RITE has been a leading training provider of Emotional Response and De-escalation for Public Service. RITE Tools and exercises help your sworn and non-sworn Officers as well as agency support teams.
RITE Academy Stats
- Trained over 1500 agencies on RITE
- Created over 975 RITE train-the-trainers
- Gave out more than 550,000 RITE Tools
- Hundreds of newsletters for Agency employees
- Helped agencies reduce use-of-force incidents by 65%
- Reduced public complaints by 60% and Increased public compliments by 50%
Mental Health and Officer Well-Being
Emotional health issues are the biggest risk to public service officer’s well-being. RITE’s Emotional Response Training (ERT) help officers learn to recognize signs and symptoms of stress, PTSD, and suicidal thoughts, and offer ways to build up positive mental health.
IQ helps us pass exams, but our EQ or Emotional intelligence (EI), is what helps us manage stress. In passing the Academy, or wanting that promotion in leadership, it’s your Emotional Intelligence that will get you to the finish line. Everyone in public service that wants to excel professionally and personally, needs to learn how Emotional Intelligence works to their benefit.
PTSD, Suicide, and Prevention
Most of us that get into Policing, start at the Top of the Ladder, excited to be a cop… with an empty backpack. But little by little, negative images and actions fill the backpack with heavy pebbles, rocks, and boulders (mentally heavy), that can break down even the strongest-looking officer.
The sad truth is, officers are as likely to die from suicide as in the line of duty. Law enforcement officers that died by suicide:
- 2019 – 236
- 2020 – 179
- 2021 – 165
Agencies providing mental health resources, training, and peer support, are leading by example. It’s time to support officer mental health and well-being. It’s time to reduce the mental health stigma through education like what RITE offers, to help those suffering from post-traumatic stress or PTSD.
The RITE Story
RITE Story (continued)…
“Emotional intelligence helps all public service employees, help themselves. It improves morale by creating a more professional workplace for everyone.”
Officers Emotional & Social Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence (EI)
Social Intelligence (SI)
RITE provides Agency support groups with Training and Tools, offering additional help and resources to all employees in the agency.
Employees with Emotional intelligence regulate themselves under stress. They won’t bully others, stereotype people, or compromise their own values by putting others down. Self-regulation which is part of Emotional intelligence, teaches us how to control our emotions, especially in pressure situations.
Emotional intelligence improves Mental Health and Wellness. Over 1200 public service agencies have benefited from RITE Training classes.
RITE Training supports:
Health and Wellness Coordinators
Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT)
Peer Support Groups
Mental Health Advocates
Academies and In-service Training
Specialty Teams (SWAT, Dive Rescue, FTO)
Recruitment and Retaining Career Employees
The combination of emotional and social intelligence skill-building with unique accountability Tools add Value inside the workplace, that helps build morale. Years of research along with hands-on training, give your employees a sole-source experience that is unforgettable, and unparalleled to any other public service training.
Key Learning Skills:
- Master communication skills with tools and 20 exercises
- Better decisions to help de-escalate all situations
- Increased self-awareness, self-worth, and self-value
- Build positive relationships inside and outside the agency
- Improve officer wellness by learning how to decrease stress
- Enhanced empathy and effective conflict resolution
- How to Pivot from distractors and toxic behavior
- Learning to control your emotions (no one can actually make you mad)
- How to recognize the Block-out, Duty to Intervene
- Understanding career burnout, PTS(D), Cumulative Career Trauma (CCTS)
- Reinforce Peer Support Groups, CIT, Mental Health Programs
RITE Training includes EI Tools like the Police and Firefighter Ladder (seen below) to help Officers make better decisions, especially under pressure. The RITE model of EI+SI=RITE VALUE helps officers see the VALUE within themselves.
When you feel better about yourself, you can then treat others better. RITE Value is about our overall well-being.
“Control your emotions, and you control the situation.“
Lt. Jones RITE Emotional Intelligence TedTalk
Articles and Insights
RITE blogs and articles for: PTSD and Suicide, Crisis Intervention Training, Peer Support, and building Morale, Emotional Intelligence Training, and more. Our main Blog page articles – share with your entire agency.
“The RITE model starts with Emotional Intelligence (EI), to improve Officer Wellness… one of the 6 Pillars in 21st Century Policing.”
“In today’s policing, communication skills using Emotional and Social Intelligence benefits the agency and the community. Nobody expects police misconduct or negative media attention in their agency, but it happens. When you improve the officer, you improve the profession.” ~ Randy Friedman
Our training has received the IADLEST national seal of approval, the highest standard of training.