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December 19, 2014
Injured on duty: The battle for benefits and the award that’s helping Barbara A. Schwartz - Living with the Sacrifice

Injured on duty: The battle for benefits and the award that’s helping

Too many officers are fighting the battle to classify their injuries as injured on duty (IOD), and a national dialogue needs to be started on this topic to establish universal guidelines and criteria - Full Story
December 16, 2014
How police can manage stress levels during mob-like situations American Military University - In Public Safety

How police can manage stress levels during mob-like situations

The pressure-cooker environment that law enforcement officers face during lawlessness and rioting can have long-lasting mental health consequences - Full Story
December 04, 2014
5 things police leaders can do to better report violence against officers Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

5 things police leaders can do to better report violence against officers

There is a vast under-reporting on assaults against our officers, and it is not the fault of the FBI — it is the fault of police leadership - Full Story
November 10, 2014
Training officers about issues facing combat veterans Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Training officers about issues facing combat veterans

The First Responder Initiative is designed to provide education to the first responder and law enforcement community about the unique needs of returning combat veterans - Full Story
November 04, 2014
Why SWAT cops need to be their own fitness instructors Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Why SWAT cops need to be their own fitness instructors

Stress and fatigue are your two biggest enemies while trying to function in a tactical environment - Full Story
October 26, 2014
IACP 2014: Mental health interventions in the aftermath of a mass casualty event Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

IACP 2014: Mental health interventions in the aftermath of a mass casualty event

2 surprising strategies for dealing with the aftermath of a mass casualty event were gleaned at an afternoon seminar session in the Police Psychological Services Section Track - Full Story
October 20, 2014
4 keys to living in police reality (not police fiction) Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

4 keys to living in police reality (not police fiction)

Living your life based on police stereotypes sets you up for failure — look to those police officers who are successful professionally and personally and use them as your guide, because that is the real world - Full Story
October 17, 2014
Ways to reinvigorate your passion for policing American Military University - In Public Safety

Ways to reinvigorate your passion for policing

By Matthew Loux, American Military University In Public Safety Do you find yourself dreading going to... - Full Story
October 15, 2014
The critical gap in training that’s killing cops (and how to fill it) Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

The critical gap in training that’s killing cops (and how to fill it)

We lose more cops at their own hands than are killed by the bad guys but the profession does no scenario-based training to prepare officers for that danger - Full Story
September 09, 2014
How to spot and treat officer depression American Military University - In Public Safety

How to spot and treat officer depression

Every year, just as many officers die by their own hand as do officers killed in the line of duty - Full Story



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