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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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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
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
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 14, 2013
The Dorner case: When cops turn rogue and how to prevent it Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

The Dorner case: When cops turn rogue and how to prevent it

What makes a LEO turn from protector to punisher? How can we predict when this will happen and to whom? How do fellow officers react to an eruption of violence by one of their own? - Full Story
February 06, 2013
The silent sentinel of PTSD Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

The silent sentinel of PTSD

The Sentinel was recruited by Roy’s brain the day he came face to face with death. This excitable,... - Full Story
January 23, 2013
Time of need: How cops are supporting Newtown PD Leischen Stelter - Education Issues in Public Safety

Time of need: How cops are supporting Newtown PD

While the initial response to the shooting at Sandy Hook is over, the follow-up response is ongoing - Full Story
January 23, 2013
Physical fitness for your career and your life Greg Sancier - Street Psychology — Advantage Officer!

Physical fitness for your career and your life

Many police departments now have formal programs to keep us in shape. My question is why should we need anyone else to do that for us? - Full Story
January 16, 2013
2013 resolutions from the frontline trenches Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

2013 resolutions from the frontline trenches

I’ve had the privilege to meet and learn from some of the best officers and trainers across the... - Full Story
January 16, 2013
Tips for keeping your New Year's resolutions Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Tips for keeping your New Year's resolutions

You don’t have to bite off a whole year. It can be hard to keep overarching, long-term goals in... - Full Story



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