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LETAC Code 4 Family Workshop

Today’s climate in Law Enforcement creates incredible pressures and enormous stress on our nation’s Police Officers. The daily exposure to continued trauma and stress not only takes its toll on the officer’s mental health but often times transfers to the officer’s spouse and family.

Code 4 Family is a 3-day workshop focusing on understanding & identifying common mental health factors affecting Police officers; as a result of their continuous exposure to trauma and how trauma can trigger certain emotions and behaviors. This workshop will provide the officer and their spouse/partner, with practical tools that when used successfully will help identify, build and strengthen an officer’s resiliency at work and home.

Course Outline:

Day 1 | Law Enforcement Culture & Trauma

Day 2 | Interpersonal Effectiveness - Lessons Learned, Skills Activities

Day 3 | Putting it all Together - Overcoming Barriers, Mindfulness, Mutual Understanding & Partnership

Post Approved:

16 Credits Hours, Crisis Intervention and Mental Illness Crises (CIMIC)


Law Enforcement and their spouse/significant other.

Session Type:

In-person conference



Hotel Information:

Sheraton Sand Key Resort

Rooms $209 per night (Back the Blue discount rate applied). Contact reservations at (727) 595-1611 or

Group rates only available through December 18, 2023

Conference Cancellation Policy:

  • Full refund available, 60+ days prior to the event.
  • 50% refund available 59-30 days prior to the event.
  • No refunds will be made 29 days prior to the event.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

If you or your organization would like to participate in this event as a sponsor, please send us an email to discuss.

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Date & Time

Monday, Jan 15, 2024 - Wednesday, Jan 17, 2024
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sheraton Sand Key Resort
1160 Gulf Blvd
Clearwater, FL 33767


Registration is based on two individuals. Please complete information upon check out for both parties attending in the form field(s). Choose to pay by credit card or pay offline, in which case we will send you an invoice.


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Mitch Javidi, Ph.D.

Mitch is an accomplished envisioneer with over three decades of practical Leadership Development experience in a variety of industries. He is a widely recognized leader, who has founded the National Command & Staff College, Institute for Credible Leadership Development and the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development. Furthermore, Mitch has developed MAGNUS OVEA, a general theory of Officers’ Wellness, Resiliency and Leadership which has since become a groundbreaking work in the industry. His expertise and acumen are sought after worldwide and he has been a keynote speaker and presenter at numerous Fortune 500 conferences and associations as well as countless Public Safety organizations such as FBI NAA, HAPCOA, HIDTA, NTOA and WLLE. Additionally, Mitch has delivered educational programs to over 200 agencies across the nation such as NYPD, LAPD, Ogden Police Department, NC State Patrol and Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

John French

Director of Law Enforcement Education & Training
John French serves as the Director of Law Enforcement Education & Training for the Law Enforcement Training Academy and Consulting Services (LETAC). His passion centers around teaching, instructing, and consulting with professionals, law enforcement, government entities, schools, and private organizations to enhance their current skills and encourage individual and team performance to enrich communities.A twenty-year law enforcement professional, John served as a Deputy Sheriff for the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office; Weapons of Mass Destruction Tactical Team Member for Hennepin County Sheriff’s / Homeland Security; Police Officer and Tactical Team Leader for the Brooklyn Center Police Department. Throughout his career, John has engaged law enforcement agencies and officers through education and training. He has conducted Field Training, Crisis Intervention Training, Firearms Training, developed curriculum and casualty training for the Anoka/Hennepin School Districts, developed corporate security training programs, and administered continuing education with the Minnesota Board of Peace Officers Standards and Training. John has trained extensively locally and nationally.

Hector R. Matascastillo

MSW, LICSW, Distinguished LETAC Faculty
Hector R. Matascastillo, MSW, LICSW, was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala and was raised in Chicago, Illinois. When he was 17, he joined the Army and served in multiple countries for various operations over a span of 18 years. After his last deployment to Iraq in 2007 as a First Sergeant of an infantry company, Hector left the military and completed the Master of Social Work degree program at Augsburg College in 2010. He is formally trained in, EMDR, DBT, and Healing of Memories protocol and principle-based interventions with an Adlerian theoretical orientation. As a multilingual/multicultural therapist, Hector has worked with the first responder, Latino, Veteran, and SPMI populations from micro to macro level. He works with men and women, focusing primarily on trauma and shame. Hector has a strong background in training and public speaking. He is currently a Director at Life Development Resources, P.A. as well as in his own practice consulting to law enforcement, local governments and serves on multiple community endeavors. Hector also serves as the mental health consultant and crisis negotiator to the South Metro SWAT Crisis Negotiation Team. Hector is currently towards the end of completing his PhD in clinical psychology with a specialty in forensic psychology. He currently resides in St. Paul with his wife children.

Imran Ali

Attorney, Senior Director of Training, Consulting and Investigation Services
Imran is a shareholder with Eckberg Lammers and the Senior Director of Training, Consulting and Investigation Services for the Law Enforcement Training Academy & Consulting (LETAC) team. As a career long trial lawyer, his practice is also focused on Complex Litigation, Personal Injury, and Municipal Prosecution. After serving over seventeen years as a felony-level prosecutor in the state of Minnesota, his extensive experience is recognized both in the courtroom and community. Imran has prosecuted some of the most complex cases in Minnesota. Working with victims of crime has provided Imran with the passion needed to succeed in the courtroom. He has developed law enforcement training programs that employ participates to serve their communities with honor and integrity while being equipped with the appropriate tools in decision-making. Imran has presented at prosecution and law enforcement conferences nationwide.

Cheryl Lerfald

Cheryl Lerfald MA, LMFT received her master’s degree in psychology from Adler Graduate School and has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2006. She is an Approved Supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, an Approved Consultant and trainer in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and in Crisis Intervention Stress Management for first responders. She specializes in treating trauma, primarily with populations that include first responders, veterans, couples, and families.


This course is offered and conducted by Eckberg Lammers’ Law Enforcement Training Academy & Consulting team of experienced trainers and consultants. Information provided in these trainings does not constitute or contain legal advice, nor do they establish and attorney-client relationship.

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