Date of Award

Fall 9-22-2021

Degree Type


Degree Name

EdD Education Leadership, Management and Policy


Education Leadership, Management and Policy


Rong Chen, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Robert Kelchen, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Nicole DiCrecchio, Ed.D.


Resiliency, Train the Trainer, Resiliency Program Officer, Police Officer, Mental Health, New Jersey Resiliency Program for Law Enforcement (NJRP-LE)


Research has shown that police officers are exposed frequently to events throughout their careers that can negatively impact their mental health and are at a level that could reach five times greater than that of the general population for post-traumatic stress symptoms. To address law enforcement officers’ mental health issues, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued Directive NO. 2019-1, titled Promoting Law Enforcement Resiliency. New Jersey is the first state in the United States to take action and mandate mental health training for all law enforcement officers. On August 6, 2019, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office revealed that they developed the New Jersey Resiliency Program for Law Enforcement (NJRP-LE). This study was conducted to evaluate the Train the Trainer Model developed in the NJRP-LE. In addition, this study surveyed the Master Resiliency Program Officers to obtain their perspective on the quality, usefulness, and likelihood of using the materials utilized in this program. The survey conducted covered the program’s components, the Resiliency Program Officers’ characteristics, their qualifications, interest and confidence levels, and the course material components. The survey revealed a positive correlation between being interested in the program and volunteering for the assignment of Resiliency Officer. There was also a strong positive correlation between volunteering and the option to remain in the NJRP-LE.