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April 29, 2015
5 keys to keeping complacency from killing a police marriage Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski - More Than A Cop

5 keys to keeping complacency from killing a police marriage

Knowing that the number one killer of cops is complacency, let’s apply the core value of law enforcement — keeping survival skills at the forefront — to a law enforcement marriage - Full Story
April 09, 2015
Why being the Jim Born - The Integrated Life

Why being the "old guy" on your department is a good thing

Being the old guy — and I use the term generically to mean both male and female — in any police agency means something went right in your career - Full Story
March 25, 2015
6 steps to achieving your LEO goals Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski - More Than A Cop

6 steps to achieving your LEO goals

We’re a quarter of the way through the year, so how are your goals and resolutions for 2015 coming? - Full Story
March 23, 2015
How officer health fits into Obama’s police community task force initiative Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

How officer health fits into Obama’s police community task force initiative

I was privileged to be selected as one of the panel members reporting to the Task Force on Officer Wellness and Safety in Washington DC - Full Story
March 23, 2015
Improve sleep and threat reaction time with these 2 breathing techniques Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

Improve sleep and threat reaction time with these 2 breathing techniques

Every cop is looking for an edge — something that will make them a little better, a little more prepared - Full Story
March 06, 2015
10 pieces of advice from police spouses for a successful marriage Olivia Johnson - Peer Support

10 pieces of advice from police spouses for a successful marriage

Sometimes the key to a happy and successful marriage becomes known those who have been divorced and/or married more than once and learned from the situation - Full Story
February 25, 2015
Why joint, back and shoulder pain are common in cops (and how to fix it) Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

Why joint, back and shoulder pain are common in cops (and how to fix it)

There will never be a day when officers leave their duty belts and ballistic vests in the squad, so start taking preventative measures now — and take them often - Full Story
February 18, 2015
How to train for and heal from psychological 'holes' Jeff McGill - Mindset and Mental Health

How to train for and heal from psychological 'holes'

You have either been to a call or you are heading to the call in the future that will leave a hole in you, but you have an enormous amount of control in how you are changed by how you prepare - Full Story
January 21, 2015
Why agencies need a buddy-care model for rapid PTSI response Jeff McGill - Mindset and Mental Health

Why agencies need a buddy-care model for rapid PTSI response

It is time to work to remove the stigma for treatment of psychological injuries and push for early intervention - Full Story
January 16, 2015
Why are cops so mentally tough? It's genetic Dr. Michael Asken - Mental Toughness for Law Enforcement

Why are cops so mentally tough? It's genetic

The COMT gene — also known as the warrior/worrier gene — and its variations are involved with managing the neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain, which influences resistance to stress and pain - Full Story



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