May 4, 2022

Bulletproof Spirit—Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart

We speak with Dan Willis, a retired police Captain who is an expert on the proven benefits of serving with your heart and acting with compassion in the face of job-related trauma and stress. Dan is a highly regarded expert on the subject of emotional survival and improving spiritual wellness for law enforcement and first responders. HIs award-winning book "Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responders Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart," is required reading at the FBI National Academy and is an essential resource for first responders to protect and heal mind and heart, and maintain spiritual wellness.


We speak with Dan Willis, a retired police Captain who is an expert on the proven benefits of serving with your heart and acting with compassion in the face of job-related trauma and stress. Dan is a highly regarded expert on the subject of emotional survival and improving spiritual wellness for law enforcement and first responders. HIs award-winning book "Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responders Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart," is required reading at the FBI National Academy and is an essential resource for first responders to protect and heal mind and heart, and maintain spiritual wellness.

Dan served for 30 years with the La Mesa Police Department in CA in part as a crimes of violence - child molest - homicide detective. Dan was also a SWAT Commander, and Wellness Unit and Peer Support Coordinator. He's a graduate of the FBI National Academy where he studied emotional survival, wellness, and resiliency. Dan’s an instructor for the National Command College, the International Academy of Public Safety and has taught to over 7,000 peace officers in 35 states and Canada.

Captain Dan Willis (Ret.) Profile Photo

Captain Dan Willis (Ret.)

Retired Police Captain, Author, Public Safety Instructor

Dan served for 30 years with the La Mesa Police Department in CA in part as a crimes of violence - child molest - homicide detective. Dan was also a SWAT Commander, and Wellness Unit and Peer Support Coordinator. He's a graduate of the FBI National Academy where he studied emotional survival, wellness, and resiliency. Dan’s an instructor for the National Command College, the International Academy of Public Safety and has taught to over 7,000 peace officers in 35 states and Canada.