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Health - Physical and Mental Fitness

The Police Health - Physical and Mental Fitness topic provides cops with videos, training drills and expert advice to help ensure the officer’s head is straight and body is strong. Complete physical and psychological fitness - through regular trips to the gym, five-mile runs, and conversations with the police psychologist - is critical for an officer to perform the job to maximum potential.
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September 23, 2010
C.O.P.S. Affected Co-Workers Retreat helps surviving officers Karen L. Bune - Criminals, Victims, and Cops

C.O.P.S. Affected Co-Workers Retreat helps surviving officers

When a cop dies in the line of duty, the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) steps up to the plate... - Full Story
September 16, 2010
New findings support delaying interviews after an OIS Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

New findings support delaying interviews after an OIS

There's now more evidence that waiting "a day or two" after a shooting before interviewing... - Full Story
August 17, 2010
Spotting the potential signs of officer suicide Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Spotting the potential signs of officer suicide

Know what to do and where to turn if you do identify an officer who’s walking a fine mental health line - Full Story
July 23, 2010
Coping with the aftermath of a suicide by cop Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Coping with the aftermath of a suicide by cop

Whether an SBC incident arises spontaneously out of the anger and panic of the subject, or it is pre-planned, the officer involved has to deal with the aftermath - Full Story
July 23, 2010
Helping a fellow officer after SBC Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Helping a fellow officer after SBC

If you’re a well-meaning colleague, family member, or friend, here are some things you can do to... - Full Story
June 09, 2010
OBM: Coping with the aftermath Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

OBM: Coping with the aftermath

Last week, we talked a little about the fact that, despite all good intentions and preparations, an OBM... - Full Story
June 02, 2010
Understanding an officer's reaction to that 'one big mistake' Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Understanding an officer's reaction to that 'one big mistake'

Despite all good intentions and preparations, an OBM event may occur — understanding probable emotional reactions is critical to officer survival - Full Story
May 26, 2010
Your attention: Pay me now or pay me later Dave Smith - The Winning Mind

Your attention: Pay me now or pay me later

The penalty for inattentional blindness can be incredibly high - Full Story
May 24, 2010
4 things to say in your victim impact statement Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

4 things to say in your victim impact statement

Police officers are not exempted from laws designed to support and serve crime victims - Full Story
May 20, 2010
Winning the war of attrition in your law enforcement career Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Winning the war of attrition in your law enforcement career

Five tips that can help you maintain a positive, successful career as a cop for many years - Full Story



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