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Dr. Jack A. Digliani

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Police Psychologist

Loveland Police Department

Employment History

  • Psychologist On Contract
    Loveland Police Department
  • Police Psychologist
    Larimer County Sheriff's Office
  • Psychologist On Contract
    Larimer County Sheriff's Office
  • Director of Human Services and Police Psychologist
  • Sheriff's Deputy
    Laramie County
  • Law Enforcement Officer for Police Services
    Laramie County
  • Police Psychologist


  • Ph.D.
  • Ed.D.
  • PhD
  • EdD
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"It's like the highjacking of a ..., 1 Dec 2013 [cached]
"It's like the highjacking of a social identity" a person didn't work for or fully achieve, said Jack Digliani, police psychologist for the Larimer County Sheriff's Office and Loveland Police Department.
PTSD - WHAT IS IT? | Cops Alive | Police Wellness and Resilience to Stress - Career Survival [cached]
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Jack A. Digliani is the police psychologist for the Loveland Police Department and Larimer County Sheriff's Office (Colorado). He provides psychological services to department members and their families, and is the clinical supervisor of the agencies' Peer Support Teams. He has worked with numerous municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. He specializes in police and trauma psychology, group interventions, and the development of police, fire, and other emergency service peer support teams.
Dr. Digliani is a licensed psychologist and a former deputy sheriff, police officer, and detective. He served as a law enforcement officer for the Laramie County, Wyoming Sheriff's Office, the Cheyenne, Wyoming Police Department, and the Fort Collins, Colorado Police Services (FCPS). He was the FCPS Director of Human Services and police psychologist for the last 11 years of his FCPS career. While in this position he provided psychological services for employees and their families, and clinically supervised the FCPS Peer Support Team. He received the FCPS Medal of Merit for his work in police psychology.
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The rigorous demands of that work ..., 1 Dec 2010 [cached]
The rigorous demands of that work led psychologist and former police officer Jack Digliani to focus his career on helping law enforcers.
The duty to protect others - and possibly risk death in the process - is an "unavoidable stressor" for police, Digliani said.
"Most police officers are quite compassionate," he said. "They have to be to do this work."
Digliani has helped officers deal with the challenges of their job and the effects of traumatic events for more than 20 years.
There have been significant changes to the field of police psychology since the 1980s, he said. The American Psychological Association now has a "Psychologists in Public Service" division that includes police and public safety.
The perception in police stations has changed from the days when an officer seeking a "shrink's" help would be labeled a member of the "rubber gun squad" (unfit to carry firearms), he said.
In 1990, Digliani began a program with Fort Collins Police Services to provide counseling to all officers early in their training.
His book, "Reflections of a Police Psychologist" was released earlier this year and explains a variety of challenges police may encounter.
"I spent several years investigating primarily child sex crimes, and to say I needed a little help coming out of that job is an understatement," Jon Holsten, who worked with Digliani at FCPS, said in an e-mail.
"Jack was an amazing resource during some really difficult times, so to see him share his wisdom in this way is pretty neat."
Digliani said officers tend to deal "very well" with traumatic events, but between 4 percent and 5 percent can be "overcome by trauma" and leave policing altogether.
"I've had four officers in 20 years retire because of psychological issues," he said.
Digliani said prepared "pocket responses" such as, "That was an unusual incident" or "Got to go, take care," can be used to prevent further stress.
Coping with death, suicide and family issues also are covered in Digliani's book. Holsten said Digliani was "really influential in setting up peer-support teams," which give officers a place to connect with their colleagues and deal with issues.
Digliani began policing in 1976 as a Laramie County sheriff's deputy in Wyoming.
He later focused on psychology, working in a hospital's psychiatric unit before returning to police work in Fort Collins and ultimately becoming staff psychologist. He earned his doctorate in education in 1989 from the University of Northern Colorado and his Ph.D. in 1994 from Colorado State University.
He continues to serve as a psychologist on contract with Loveland Police Department and Larimer County Sheriff's Office.
Digliani said his book is written for police officers or anyone curious about the world of policing.
Jack Digliani's book, "Reflections of a Police Psychologist" is available at the Old Firehouse Bookstore in Fort Collins and the Anthology Bookstore in Loveland as well as online at
"Most officers are aware of the ..., 17 Jan 2013 [cached]
"Most officers are aware of the primary danger of policing - bad guys with guns, directing traffic in hazardous conditions," Loveland, Colo. police psychologist Jack Digliani said. "But they do not consider the secondary danger that asking for help is somehow equivalent to being weak."
Digliani, a former Laramie County Sheriff's deputy and Cheyenne Police officer, is promoting an initiative called "Make it Safe" to reduce the number of job-related police suicides.
"There's not a negative stigma to an officer reaching out for help from Jack."
Digliani said he is happy that Laramie and Albany counties are breaking down this stigma, adding that he hopes other departments in the area follow their example.
"My goal is to encourage departments to take active measures and make it safe for officers to ask for help," he said. helps police and other law enforcement officers survive their careers, 28 April 2014 [cached]
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