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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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August 09, 2014
How lack of sleep may cause deadly police errors Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

How lack of sleep may cause deadly police errors

A recent study examined fatigue’s effects on 53 officers’ decision-making and reaction times when the officers were faced with deadly-force situations - Full Story
July 23, 2014
How do we change police culture to save the lives of fellow officers? American Military University - In Public Safety

How do we change police culture to save the lives of fellow officers?

By Mark Bond, professor of criminal justice at American Military University In Public Safety As a profession,... - Full Story
July 09, 2014
8 tips from a CO on working graveyard shift Harriet Fox - The CO's Corner

8 tips from a CO on working graveyard shift

What has worked for you that helps you through your graveyard journey? - Full Story
June 25, 2014
Quit worrying: 4 keys to a cop’s mental and emotional wellbeing Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski - More Than A Cop

Quit worrying: 4 keys to a cop’s mental and emotional wellbeing

Anxieties — unlike realistic fear — are selfish and dominate the thoughts and actions of those who suffer from them, but with effort you can avoid being trapped into destructive patterns of worry - Full Story
June 25, 2014
10 thought distractions that can ruin a cop's life Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski - More Than A Cop

10 thought distractions that can ruin a cop's life

Dr. David Burns has identified ten common thought distortions that, unless carefully guarded against,... - Full Story
June 16, 2014
Why cops need to protect themselves to serve others Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

Why cops need to protect themselves to serve others

You don’t have feet of clay, move if your current companions are dragging you down - Full Story
June 04, 2014
Squad stress management: How the American Military University - In Public Safety

Squad stress management: How the "Q-TIP" theory works

By Mark Bond, professor of criminal justice at American Military University InPublicSafety Quit Taking... - Full Story
May 27, 2014
4 ways to better train our officers to be ready for the fight Dan Danaher - Tactical Encounters

4 ways to better train our officers to be ready for the fight

We must create the proper environment in order for officers to visualize the true threat that is ever present in our profession and be prepared physically and mentally to prevail - Full Story
May 20, 2014
6 ways to prosper on a cop's budget American Military University - In Public Safety

6 ways to prosper on a cop's budget

By Matthew Loux, criminal justice faculty at American Military University InPublicSafety The financial... - Full Story
May 16, 2014
Why respecting even the most vile criminals is important to our survival Jack Hoban - Ethical Warrior

Why respecting even the most vile criminals is important to our survival

Current literature strongly indicates that demonizing or dehumanizing others because of their relative values — be they ethnic, cultural, behavioral or criminal — exacerbates PTSD - Full Story



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