BPD Partners with “Home Base” to Provide Support to Local Service Members and Veterans

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans recently met with representatives from “Home Base”, an organization which provides resources to Service Members and Veterans.

In partnership with Attorney General Maura Healey, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Boston Red Sox, they launched an important Home Base initiative, "Serving Those Who Have Served: Practical Approaches to Addressing the Invisible Wounds of War in Post-9/11 Service Members and Veterans." 

This campaign offers five FREE online, accredited course sessions designed for the busy schedules of police officers, firefighters and EMTs, nurses and allied health professionals.  These courses provide an understanding of the impact of the invisible wounds of war on Post-9/11 Service Members and Veterans.  Course contents include substance use disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, suicide risk and military culture.  The trainings also include video testimonials from Veterans who share personal experiences with the invisible wounds of war.

In addition, the Boston Police Academy is in contact with Home Base regarding the potential for additional training.

The Boston Police Department, along with numerous law enforcement agencies across the Commonwealth, is pleased to support this initiative.

 If interested, attached please find a link to the Home Base website to the course:

http://www.homebase.org/firstresponders