The mission of the North Carolina Law Enforcement Assistance Program (NCLEAP) is to respond to the actual needs of law enforcement officers, first responders, their families and civilian staff. The work of NCLEAP is focused on turning vulnerability into strength through education, training, peer support, and pastoral care.
Critical Incident Stress. While 'everyday' cumulative stress can take its toll, critical incident stress is different in that it directly relates to a dramatic event or events inherent in the life of first responder that can result in a number of debilitating symptoms. These events often result in an overwhelming sense of vulnerability and/or loss of control. Critical Incident Stress includes, but is not limited to:
Line of duty shootings
Getting seriously injured on the job
High-speed pursuits that end in tragedy
Events with critical media attention
NCLEAP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our services are offered at no charge to the men and women who serve as law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency service personnel. Our funding comes through donations of individuals like you.