CopShock: Second Edition
Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

by Allen R. Kates, MFAW, BCECR


Foreword (continued)

The general public, those we have sworn to protect and to serve, will also gain valuable insight from this book into the lives of law enforcement officers. They will see how confronting life-threatening or hopeless situations causes changes in our personal lives, marriages, careers and families. They'll see why some of us behave the way we do in our contacts with them.

It is my prayer that this informative, inspiring book assists law enforcement, their family members, emergency services people, war veterans and the general public in recovering from trauma.

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For over thirty-three years, Detective Martin served as an emergency services provider—two years in ambulance service, two years in volunteer fire service, four years in the United States Coast Guard, two years as an LAPD patrol officer and twenty-three years as a detective. For eight of those years as a detective, he was the coordinator for the Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program, Los Angeles Police Department.

After retiring from the department, Bill became a chemical dependency and intervention counselor. He is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC), Certified Employee Assistance Professional/ Substance Abuse Professional (CEAP/SAP), Certified Criminal Justice Specialist (CCJS) and a Certified Addictions Specialist (CAS).

He is in private practice in Farmington, New Mexico, and lives in Blanco with his wife Bobbi.

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