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.
As a young officer, I didn’t take stress very seriously — in hindsight, I had no reference point to actually take it seriously — but within one year of my basic academy stress management class, I had to manage some pretty serious stress. - Full Story
Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy, 45, continues to recover from his injuries after Pakistan native Kashif Bashir, 27, opened fire on the officer in February, shooting him in the head. The shooting took place when Laboy, who was on a motorcycle, attempted to pull over the taxi driver for a minor traffic infraction. The motive for Bashir's actions is still unknown. - Full Story
Whether you are dragging your rear or are bouncing off the walls, each day you enter the locker room to prepare for your tour of duty you must come prepared. Here's a way to use a pre-tour patrol checklist to increase your mental preparedness. - Full Story
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