About The Law Enforcement Survival Institute

The Law Enforcement Survival Institute was founded to provide information, education and training to law enforcement professionals about how to survive the rigors of a career in law enforcement. We include all persons that work in law enforcement. We are also keenly aware of the effect that this career has on the family members of our law enforcement professionals and work to support them as well.

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"Saving the Lives of the People Who Save Lives"

Our mission of "Saving the Lives of the People Who Save Lives" extends from our "Armor Your Self™ training seminar to the information, strategies and tools available on our website to help cops plan for happy, healthy and successful careers, relationships and lives.

Training Program Spotlight: The Armor Your Self™ on-site training program is an eight-hour, hands on "how to" seminar that helps police officers and other law enforcement professionals armor themselves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We also teach how to Armor Your Agency™ against the stresses and traumas inherent in careers in law enforcement.

Many people who serve, and who have served in law enforcement bear the scars of the cumulative stresses that accompany the career. The Law Enforcement Survival Institute (LESI) and CopsAlive.com work tirelessly to assemble strategies, tactics and best practices to help anyone working in this profession successfully survive their career. LESI and CopsAlive.com work with agencies and families to create environments that support healthy, happy and effective law enforcement professionals both on the job and at home.


  • John Marx

    John Marx is the Executive Director of the Law Enforcement Survival Institute and founder of CopsAlive.com.

  • Christian Dobratz

    Professor Christian W. Dobratz is a Detective Sgt. (Ret.) and an Assistant Professor of Law Enforcement at Minnesota State University Mankato.

Contact Us

Law Enforcement Survival Institute
11757 W. Ken Caryl Avenue, Suite F321
Littleton, CO