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, education, and 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
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.
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.
“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.”
Susan has had her hands full with me both from my shooting incident in 2003 and from my personal issues. She has the unique ablity to allow you to see things you never would without her *istance, yet tells you they were there the entire time. We may argues alot of the time but at least you paint the real picture. Thank you for all your help, wisdom, and caring.
Susan is a life saver in every sense of the word! She has saved many officers, myself included, from the unspeakable horrors that we didn’t understand how to handle on our own
From our friend Officer Baker -Susan-
Accommodating Veterans with PTSD? THIS, is something we should definitely be seeing more of. Thank you Lowe's!! We Appreciate You! - Doc
UPDATE: As of 2 hours ago the second Officer Jodi Smith made it through surgery but is still in critical condition. Please continue to keep all involved in your prayers! We regret to inform you of the death of one officer in sw Georgia and anothe...
Lt. Dave Grossman
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
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 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.