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Jan Myers, M.S.

Jan Myers, MS has worked within the field of public safety for nearly 30 years.  She is a Master Instructor with CA Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and taught and/or facilitated the development of numerous law enforcement courses in CA, OR, and CO, to include academy and advanced peace officer, 9-1-1 dispatch, parole and probation, and corrections courses, as well as management and executive management courses.  As a CA 9-1-1 Dispatcher for 12 years, her duties included tactical dispatch and training.  Her most recent project with CA POST was the development and production of a training video entitled, “Dispatchers: Career Resiliency”. She is also the instructor for the Trauma Exposure and Management course taught throughout CA.  Ms. Myers co-founded the West Coast Post trauma Retreat (WCPR) in 2001, a 6-day residential treatment program for first responders experiencing posttraumatic issues, and a separate spouse/significant other program.  While working with the State of Oregon, at the Department of Public Safety Standards & Training (DPSST), she assisted in the development of the first Oregon State Police Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) and facilitated the development of the first ever Line of Duty Death resource guide for OR law enforcement agencies. She also participated in the development of the National Emergency Number Association’s (NENA) Standard in Acute, Traumatic, and Chronic Stress Management.  Ms. Myers was an original sitting board member of the 9-1-1 Wellness Foundation from 2010 to 2017.  Ms. Myers holds a graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling and is a registered Professional Clinical Counselor intern with the State of CA. Her ultimate goal is to mitigate the stigma of first responders asking for the help they oftentimes need and always deserve.