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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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April 09, 2008
Shot doesn't always equal dead Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Shot doesn't always equal dead

By Dick Fairburn Well, it happened. Hopefully, you prepared yourself for this eventuality and realized... - Full Story
January 30, 2008
On-scene response to crime and accident victims: A practical guide Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

On-scene response to crime and accident victims: A practical guide

As first responders, it might seem obvious that police officers are in a unique position to help crime... - Full Story
January 15, 2008
Intuition on the street, Part 2: Rationalizing the irrational Jim Glennon - Surviving the Streets

Intuition on the street, Part 2: Rationalizing the irrational

By Lt. Jim Glennon, Lombard, IL (ret.)Part 2 of a 4-part seriesRead Part I: Harnessing the power of the... - Full Story
January 09, 2008
Undercover operations, Part II: Termination, reintegration and post-deployment syndromes Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Undercover operations, Part II: Termination, reintegration and post-deployment syndromes

Part 2 of a 2-part series Read Part I: Undercover operations, Part I: Planning, training and deployment... - Full Story
December 26, 2007
Police officers and domestic violence: Two stories Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski - Crisis Intervention and Domestic Violence Teams

Police officers and domestic violence: Two stories

By Mike Wasilewski & Althea Olson, LCSWThe client walks into the therapist’s office, sits down,... - Full Story
December 13, 2007
Intuition on the street: Harnessing the power of the sixth sense Jim Glennon - Surviving the Streets

Intuition on the street: Harnessing the power of the sixth sense

By Lt. Jim Glennon, Lombard, IL (ret.) Part I of a 4-part series Read Part 2: Rationalizing the irrational... - Full Story
December 10, 2007
Mass violence: Why do they do it? What can we do about it? Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Mass violence: Why do they do it? What can we do about it?

Q: This week it was northern Illinois. But it seems like every time you turn around, somebody’s... - Full Story
December 07, 2007
One agency's innovation for easing shift fatigue Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

One agency's innovation for easing shift fatigue

We’ve reported previously on the dangers of fatigue in policing, but we haven’t described a creative... - Full Story
December 05, 2007
Command leadership under fire: What makes the Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Command leadership under fire: What makes the "right stuff"?

Q: During critical incidents, what allows one commanding officer to remain calm and focused in the heat... - Full Story
November 22, 2007
Recent medical studies hail the safe use of conducted energy weapons Dr. Darrell L. Ross - Legal Issues and Concepts

Recent medical studies hail the safe use of conducted energy weapons

By Darrell L. Ross, Ph.D. The use of the TASER®, conducted energy weapons (CEWs) has increased in... - Full Story



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