The Crashing of a Policeman - Presentations
By Paul 'Little Jack' Horner. NSW Police &
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Jack Knife is the story of Paul Horner’s
journey as a fully operational Police Officer working at some for the
busiest and hardest police stations within the State of New South Wales
(NSW). Jack Knife is about Trust. It is about Loyalty. It is about Mateship.
It is about Courage and Determination. It is about trusting others with
your life and others trusting you with theirs. Jack Knife is an all inspiring
book about, not only the NSW Police Force, but a Policeman with two arms,
two legs and a heartbeat. In other words a regular human being just doing
his best to serve his State the only way he knew how. Published by Zeus
Publications. ISBN: 978-1-921919-08-4
I have prepared a Presentation relating to ‘Psycho
Education & Resilience Building’ in addition to ‘Harm
Minimisation & Stress Management’.
My presentation discusses, explains, and clinically defines ‘PTSD’
and ‘A Traumatic Event’. In addition I throw it in
to context by discussing my own signs & symptoms of PTSD and
relate it to real life experiences. Although derived from a police
setting it is designed to be engaging, informative and inspiring
to any member of the community.
The presentation is a power point presentation taking approx 40-45
minutes to deliver with question time thereafter. An opportunity
then exists to purchase a signed copy of my book for those that
choose to do so. Please allow approximately 2 hours for the whole
I present to Operational Police Officers, Corporate Business,
Community Groups, and at Local Libraries. To this point I have
delivered to boutique size groups (1-80) however am not limited
in respect of service delivery and encourage requests from large
groups of people (100-300) in addition to the boutique size groups.
Photo Courtesy: Karl Hofman
from my Presentations ...
In demonstrating the positive impact my presentation
has, I recently delivered my presentation at the Robina Library
(Gold Coast) in which approximately 60 people attended offering
me a standing ovation at it’s completion. My presentation
is informative, inspirational and captures the attention of all
Please see Examples of ‘Feedback’
I have obtained as a result of my presentation below:
professional, well presented and authentic."
really liked the segment of Fight or Flight with the response
being altered by training etc."
presentation was very good and he covered all the topics I
was expecting on a PTSD presentation (definition, cause, symptoms/signs,
what to do to try and avoid getting into a state of chronic
PTSD and managing the symptoms)."
really liked the way he paints a chronological picture of
all events leading to his PTSD, from training and expectations
at the NSW Police Academy, to the build up through the different
stations and Specialist Units."
presentation contained some great ideas about learning to
manage stress productively and explained PTSD so it was easy
to understand. I found it courageous and inspirational."
The feedback I have received from my presentations
and indeed my book has been all positive and inspires me to continue
with my positive message and indeed inspire you! My presentation
shall arm my audience with a set of tools and educate them in
respect of the early warning signs and symptoms of PTSD as a result
of my experiences. It will also inspire people that are struggling,
to look after themselves and move forward / manage their PTSD
so that they can have a positive and productive life. For those
that are not suffering from PTSD my presentation is an ALL INSPIRING
one which people take something positive from for their own lives.
I believe my presentation can help your cause and the people you
are trying to help.