Brent R. Richter, MA, LPCC, CTTS, DAAETS

Brent Richter (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Consultant) retired from the Minnesota State Patrol in 2009 with just over twenty years of service. Over the course of his career, he served as a trooper, field training officer, criminal investigator, crash reconstructionist and taught at the MSP Training Academy from 1990-2007. 

In 1997 Brent was promoted to Technical Sergeant and served as a criminal investigator with the newly formed Vehicle Crimes Task Force.  After transferring to the Metro Crash Reconstruction Team in 2004 Brent finished his career as the Coordinator of the Statewide Crash Reconstruction Program. 

Injuries sustained in a series of on-duty motor vehicle crashes that spanned his career necessitated Brent's retirement and he chose to continue providing community service by changing the focus of his work from helping to safeguard people's physical well-being to that of attending to their psychological and emotional well-being. 

With a Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, coupled with a deep desire to continue working with those who operate in public service, Brent’s 30 years of public safety experience allows him an unequaled opportunity to better understand the stressors, challenges, and uncertainties faced by emergency responders.  He is an Army veteran, worked 5 years as an EMT-I with a local ambulance service, volunteered 13 years as a paid-on-call firefighter, fire captain, and district fire chief, and has been a Minnesota licensed police officer since 1981.  

Brent is an experienced ICISF approved instructor (Individual and Group), and prides his team's ability to custom develop whatever you or agency may need in regards to employee wellness training and support programming.

In 2018 Brent expanded his educational, support, and critical incident/traumatic event response and consulting offerings in an ever-increasing geographical area.  He continues to serve organizations that are interested in developing public safety agency-based employee wellness programs and peer support programs, as well as individual annual mental health check-ins and return-to-work (post critical incident) recommendations. Groups and agencies looking for Critical Incident/ Traumatic Event education which focuses on pre-incident awareness, policy development, event response, post-incident follow-up, individual employee self-care, resiliency and support for sworn and non-sworn personnel should call 763-274-4028 for more information.  


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