Health - Physical and Mental Fitness

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, 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
November 14, 2007
Part II: Military and police psychology: Mutual influences and contributions Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Part II: Military and police psychology: Mutual influences and contributions

By Laurence Miller, PhD In Part I of this column, we examined the mutual contributions of military and... - Full Story
November 12, 2007
Part I: Military and police psychology: Mutual influences and contributions Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Part I: Military and police psychology: Mutual influences and contributions

Part I: Operation assistance Q: My wife’s family has a long military tradition and, recently, my brother-in-law... - Full Story
October 31, 2007
Mental toughness for law enforcement Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Mental toughness for law enforcement

By Dr. Laurence Miller Q: I took a “stress management” course at a local law enforcement academy and... - Full Story
September 19, 2007
Police and sleep problems: Are you a 40-percenter? Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Police and sleep problems: Are you a 40-percenter?

In law enforcement, you strive to be a 5-percenter, a symbol of excellence and commitment. But you may... - Full Story
August 31, 2007
Domestic violence in police families: Causes, effects & intervention strategies Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Domestic violence in police families: Causes, effects & intervention strategies

By Police Psychologist Laurence Miller, PhD Q: I’m no angel, but I’m a good cop and I take care of my... - Full Story



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