CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) -- Members of law enforcement from three states and several different agencies were in Corinth to attend a seminar at the Northeast Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Center.
The purpose of the one day 8 hour course is to teach veteran officers and rookies how to properly deal with reactions after dealing with trauma.
The class is designed to help save officers career's who work in law enforcement in small towns in the tri-state area of Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama.
Saving themselves emotionally for a long career in law enforcement is rather challenging especially when working in a low populated region as opposed to a large city.
"Every citizen knows their officer," said Tim Rutledge, director of training for the Regional Counter Drug Training Academy. "They know what kind of toilet paper they buy. They know where they go to school. They know their children and it makes the stress of small town law enforcement much harder than big cities in most cases."
Through the efforts of the Northeast Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Center they have reached out to over 3,600 officers from more than 260 different agencies from six states.