Volkmann, MSW, Peter

Peter Volkmann, MSW graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Mercy College and received his Masters in Social Work from Fordham University.  Peter is a faculty member for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) in Ellicott City, MD in which he received the 2017 recipient of the ICISF Lifetime Achievement Award for his accomplishments in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) internationally. Because of his vast experience in the different rescue fields and the social work profession, Peter is utilized as a crisis interventionist and trainer for rescue departments, government municipalities, schools, and corporate organizations around the United States who have experienced traumatic events. He assisted in the development of the Uniform Service Program for PTSD at Brattleboro Retreat in Vermont.  Peter has been featured as an expert on stress for Dateline (NBC), Discovery Channel, MSNBC, and Law Enforcement Television Network (LETN).  He is featured in the documentary “Uprooting Addictions” and featured in “Rethinking How We Police Addiction”.  Peter developed “Law Enforcement Perspectives Course for CISM Enhancement” which is an approved course of ICISF. He has trained and assisted the startup of numerous critical incident response teams throughout the United States.  Peter developed through the University of Albany School of Public Health “ASAP-Active Shooter Action Program” designed for schools, businesses, and communities.  He has also written a children’s book “The Story of Luvee Bunny” to inspire hope in recovery from mental illness and substance use disorder.

Peter retired as a police officer and an emergency medical technician with the Town of Ossining, New York Police Department. His career began in 1984 and he received numerous citations and lifesaving awards.  Upon retirement, Peter moved to Stuyvesant and continued his career in serving Columbia County community.  He considers his greatest law enforcement accomplishment being a first responder on 9-11-01 to the World Trade Center Disaster.