Denise Jablonski-KayeDr. Denise Jablonski-Kaye

PhD., Police Psychologist, LAPD

Since 2004, Dr. Denise Jablonski-Kaye has worked as a police psychologist for the Los Angeles Police Department in Behavioral Science Services (BSS). She has said that working within law enforcement has been the most rewarding position she has ever held in her many years as a Clinical Psychologist. She is passionate about attending to and addressing the health and wellbeing of those who help others. She provides training across the Department from recruits to command staff, civilian to sworn. The training topics include building resiliency, strengthening personal relationships, teaching leadership, and preventing suicide. As the Assistant Commanding Officer of BSS, she coordinates the LAPD Peer Support Program and Critical Incident Response Team which provides countless hours of support services to LAPD personnel experiencing a personal or Departmental crisis. In 2017 she started the LAPD Resiliency Task Force composed of Department personnel across ranks and assignments to review existing resiliency programs and develop new one to better meet the needs of employees. In September of 2018 the task force hosted the 1st Annual Heart of LAPD 5K Walk to increase awareness of suicide and prevent it. LAPD demonstrated that only through openly addressing the suicide will we prevent it.

When not working Dr. Jablonski-Kaye enjoys outdoor activities, running, hiking, biking. She loves her cats, cooking, baking, gardening and most of all spending time with her husband and two sons.