Our Mission

Our goal at Under the Shield is to meet the “unique” needs of law enforcement, fire service, emergency medical service, military personnel and their family members by providing support through confidential services, educationand public awareness. Military and emergency services such as law enforcement statistically lead our society in suicide, alcohol and substance abuse, domestic violence, divorce, depression, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. These statistics are indicative of the serious lack of support and resources for law enforcement personnel and their families. Thus, the necessity for the creation of Under the Shield.

What We Offer


  • Stress Coaching

    Instruction and services are provided on an individual, family and/or group basis.  At times, emergency personnel require services and support on a variety of levels. Programs of instruction are developed on a client by client basis, with a variety of avenues or options available.

     


  • Training

    Susan has provided training seminars and programs since 1994 for various state, local and federal law enforcement agencies as well as fire and EMS, focusing on stress management and critical incident response and reactions. Training information can be found on our event page and are also cross posted onto our facebook page. For more information, please visit the events page or contact us at 855.655.9775.

     


  • Warrior Shield Respite

    Under the Shield offers a program known as the ‘Warrior Shield Respite’. After an incident, there are often times that an officer is put on ‘administrative leave’ for a time during an investigation. The goal of the respite is to take that officer and offer them an all-expenses paid trip to a ranch located in Montana where they are free to live life without the worries of their day to day stresses.

     

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Testimonials

Terry Blankenship   

I’ve attended conferences and heard Susan speak but it wasn’t until I needed her services that I completely grasped what her program is about. Susan and UNDER THE SHIELD don’t just talk a big game, they deliver. I am also a regular user of both the Stress Away and Sleep Away supplements that Susan helped to develop. Susan, Law Enforcement in Alabama miss you, Stay Safe !!!!!!!!!!!

Lt. Dave Grossman   

“Susan Simons has been there for our police and military, in times of need, literally worldwide.
She is a national treasure and a fellow warrior-healer who I am proud and honored to call a friend and colleague.”

Kitty Ellis   

I am the Training Coordinator for our local Police Department and I want to share that my department officers, their significant others and my city of Pueblo, Colorado benefited TREMENDOUSLY from the "Warrior Survival At Home And On The Street" training! Now, more than ever, law enforcement needs to utilize the necessary tools to survive on the streets AND at home! Our relationships are very important and our loved ones must be included in our lives! I would highly suggest you get in contact with Susan Lewis Simons and schedule a training class for your officers AND their significant others! I can't thank Susan and Under The Shield enough for bringing this valuable training to our law enforcement family!

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Our Team

  • Lt. Dave Grossman

    Trainer

    Lt. Col Dave Grossman is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier and speaker who is one of the world’s most foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime.

  • Michael Kent Neal

    Trainer

    Mike Neal Arkansas Wildlife Officer, International Law Enforcement Officer of the year 2011 and one of the most highly decorated law enforcement officers in this country. His quick and decisive actions ended the killing spree in West Memphis Arkansas after the Sovereign Citizens murdered two interdiction officers. His vital training is already saving officer’s lives all across the United States. Mike is known for his trademark “NOT TODAY”!

  • Susan Simons

    President/Founder

    Susan Simons is an internationally recognized Expert in the specialized field of Stress Management in public safety/emergency services and military. She provides training seminars and programs focusing on stress management, critical incident response/reactions and the impact of this “lifestyle” on the family. She was married to a Narcotics Agent for over 20 years.