Posted by: jackknifebook | September 17, 2014

Recent interview on ‘Today Tonight’

A heartfelt yet disturbing and factual story about Police, PTSD and Suicide including my interview:-


My Power Point Presentation: –

I have prepared a presentation relating to ‘Psycho Education & Resilience Building‘ in addition to ‘Harm Minimisation & Stress Management‘.  My presentation discusses, explains, and clinically defines ‘PTSD’ and ‘A Traumatic Event’.  In addition I throw it in to context by discussing my own signs & symptoms of PTSD and relate it to real life experiences.  Although derived from a police setting it is designed to be engaging, informative and inspiring to any member of the community.  The presentation is a power point presentation taking approx 40-45 minutes to deliver with question time thereafter.  An opportunity then exists to purchase a signed copy of my book for those that choose to do so.  Please allow approximately 2 hours for the whole process.
I present to Operational Police Officers, Corporate Business, Community Groups, and at Local Libraries.  To this point I have delivered to boutique size groups (1-60) however am not limited in respect of service delivery and encourage requests from large groups of people (100-300) in addition to the boutique size groups.  In demonstrating the positive impact my presentation has, I recently delivered my presentation at the Tamworth Library in which approximately 60 people attended offering me a standing ovation at it’s completion.  My presentation is informative, inspirational and captures the attention of all that attend.  Please see examples (5 points) of ‘Feedback’ I have obtained as a result of my presentation below: –
#  Very professional, well presented and authentic
#  I really liked the segment of Fight or Flight with the response being altered by training etc
#  His presentation was very good and he covered all the topics I was expecting on a PTSD presentation (definition, cause,
symptoms/signs, what to do to try and avoid getting into a state of chronic PTSD and managing the symptoms)
# I really liked the way he paints a chronological picture of all events leading to his PTSD, from training and expectations at
the NSW Police Academy, to the build up through the different stations and Specialist Units
# The presentation contained some great ideas about learning to manage stress productively and explained PTSD so it was easy
to understand.  I found it courageous and inspirational
The feedback I have received from my presentations and indeed my book has been all positive and inspires me to continue with my positive message and indeed inspire you!
My presentation shall arm my audience with a set of tools and educate them in respect of the early warning signs and symptoms of PTSD as a result of my experiences.  It will also inspire people that are struggling, to look after themselves and move forward / manage their PTSD so that they can have a positive and productive life.
For those that are not suffering from PTSD my presentation is an ALL INSPIRING one which people take something positive from for their own lives.  I believe my presentation can help your cause and the people you are trying to help.
For additional information please contact me either by email: –
on LIKE my Page on Facebook: – Paul (Little Jack) Horner
Please view this interview on ‘The Project’ from 20 June 2013 in which I talk about my presentation: –
He who tries and fails may be disappointed, but he who does not even try is ultimately doomed!


Posted by: jackknifebook | July 18, 2013

Information about the book Jack Knife & how to purchase



Is my book documenting my experiences as a Full Operational NSW Police Officer for 11 years working at

some of the hardest locations in the State.  Jack Knife takes the reader through the violence I was subjected

to and the on going trauma I was exposed to on a daily basis resulting in my diagnosis of Post Traumatic

Stress Disorder (PTSD) and my medical discharge from the NSW Police Force.


The purpose of my book is to educate the community about what Police do as part of their duties coupled with

the life and death situations they are faced with regularly.  In addition I wish to arm aspiring Police Officers with

information that will assist them in making clever decisions and educate them about the signs & symptoms of PTSD

ultimately providing them with an opportunity to manage their lives productively keeping them healthy and in the

job they love to do.



Purchasing Jack Knife: –


1) Zeus Publications link: –


2) Amazon Books link: –


3) If you would like a Signed Copy directly from the Author (Paul Horner) please email me at the following email address: –



Conclusion: –

I sincerely wish to assist Police, Emergency Workers, their families and the Wider Community through the positive message

and awareness about PTSD my book conveys.  I know it has so far and trust it continues to do so.  My ‘Power Point’ PTSD presentations

also assist in achieving this.  For more information about the presentations I deliver please see the ‘Delivery of my Presentations’ Category

on this Web Page or email me at: –



Posted by: jackknifebook | July 18, 2013

Serious Injury – Another View

Serious Injury - Another View

Posted by: jackknifebook | July 18, 2013

Serious Injury to Senior Constable Paul Horner

Serious Injury to Senior Constable Paul Horner

Posted by: jackknifebook | July 18, 2013

My Police Frame Upon Discharge

My Police Frame Upon Discharge

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Police Academy Mates

Police Academy Mates

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Crime Scene Job

Crime Scene Job

Posted by: jackknifebook | July 17, 2013

Photo of Byron Bay Police Station Christmas Day

Photo of Byron Bay Police Station Christmas Day

Posted by: jackknifebook | July 17, 2013

Photo of my Police Badge

Photo of my Police Badge

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