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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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June 14, 2013
Officer needs assistance: Backup has arrived Olivia Johnson - Peer Support

Officer needs assistance: Backup has arrived

Officers must be discrete when assisting a fellow officer in need, but must also be careful not to strip the officer of their entire identity - Full Story
May 17, 2013
Officer needs assistance: Are you ready to really help? Olivia Johnson - Peer Support

Officer needs assistance: Are you ready to really help?

The call for an officer in need of assistance brings the cavalry, but how prepared is the cavalry when that brother or sister needs mental health assistance? - Full Story
May 09, 2013
Learning from the case of Marine veteran James Brower Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Learning from the case of Marine veteran James Brower

The NYPD has been, on the whole, a generous veteran employer - Full Story
May 09, 2013
PTSD and police: Hiring and retaining war veterans in our ranks Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

PTSD and police: Hiring and retaining war veterans in our ranks

Ensure that your PD doesn’t fall prey to sensationalist and politicized reporting on PTSD by anti-war media, which otherwise may influence hiring decisions in risk-averse departments - Full Story
April 11, 2013
The greatest calling: Being a true friend to a brother or sister in blue Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

The greatest calling: Being a true friend to a brother or sister in blue

We rely on our brothers and sisters in blue because no one else understands us - Full Story
March 08, 2013
Having the strength to address your mental wellness Leischen Stelter - Education Issues in Public Safety

Having the strength to address your mental wellness

Mental wellness is an issue that must be addressed throughout an officer’s career and even after they retire - Full Story
March 06, 2013
5 ways to keep your mind sharp Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

5 ways to keep your mind sharp

Our job is often tougher mentally than it is physically, so here’s a way to use a pre-tour patrol checklist to increase your mental preparedness - Full Story
February 28, 2013
3 keys to improve your safety and success Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

3 keys to improve your safety and success

You are responsible for your own officer safety as well as your own career satisfaction - Full Story
February 28, 2013
Words of wisdom for a young woman officer Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Words of wisdom for a young woman officer

Lieutenant Terri Wilkin spent a quarter century with the Maryland State Police, serving in a wide variety of assignments — patrol, investigations, intelligence, and training, to name but a few - Full Story



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