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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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December 10, 2010
10 things you can do to help an injured officer Barbara A. Schwartz - Living with the Sacrifice

10 things you can do to help an injured officer

Law enforcement officers know all too well that the holidays make an already stressful situation even more stressful. Here are 10 things you can do to help... - Full Story
December 07, 2010
P1 Humor Corner: Officer Murphy's Laws Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

P1 Humor Corner: Officer Murphy's Laws

Anything that can go wrong, typically will, and usually at the worst possible moment. For example...... - Full Story
November 17, 2010
How food and fun help cops steer clear of divorce Mike Peterson - Cop Comedy

How food and fun help cops steer clear of divorce

The divorce rate is high among cops — here are a few things to help you avoid it - Full Story
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



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