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Dealing with an Officer in Crisis–
Millions of Americans suffer from mental health issues every year. Police officers and other first responders are not exempt from this reality. “A crisis can occur at any time and can include: receiving word of the death/unexpected death of a loved one, a line-of-duty death, peer suicide, a terminal diagnosis of one’s self or loved one, termination, indictment, investigation, arrest, etc.” Agencies prepare to deal with the citizen mental health emergency, but often fall short when addressing these issues within their ranks. Job cuts and dwindling budgets have left many agencies short-staffed. Officers will be exposed to greater rates of stress and trauma due to these shortfalls. Former police officer ad founder of the Blue Wall Institute where she trains first responders on numerous topics related to health and wellness, Olivia Johnson discusses issues on dealing with Officer Involved Crisis.
Suicide awareness in LE: Signs and observations–
John Avery details some of the warning signs of suicide and the support system cops in crisis need to stay safe.
Every contact leaves a trace–
John talks about his career in London's Metropolitan Police and his experience of depression. He reveals how a principle of forensic investigation, that every contact leaves a trance, applies to all our lives and relationships.
The No. 1 silent killer in law enforcement–
About 11 months ago, Michael McSellers didn't know if he would ever wear the uniform again. He had experienced trauma from things he had seen while wearing the uniform. After being away for six months, Michael strapped on his vest and promised from that day forward, he would bring awareness to the No. 1 silent killer of LEOs: PTSD.
Reality Training: How do you safely stop a bridge jumper?–
Dave Smith reviews footage of a police officer intervening in a suicide attempt and outlines what cops should consider if they find themselves in a similar rescue situation.
Officer wellness: How the Indianapolis Metro PD cares for its cops–
Brian Nanatavy discusses how the Indianapolis Metro Police Department works with its officers to ensure their success and health on the job.
Helping cops in crisis after the death of a child on a call–
Anne Bisek outlines the steps you can take when a colleague is in need of support.
Mental illness: The challenges of staying on medication–
PoliceOne Editor in Chief Doug Wyllie interviews Pat Doyle about some of the challenges those with mental illness face that cops may not be aware of.
Man stuck in basketball hoop prompts Seattle PD response–
Man stuck in basketball hoop prompts Seattle PD response.
New footage shows mentally ill man point gun at cop in Okla. OIS–
In the interest of transparency, officials sought out the help of a computer forensics expert, who was able to recover the new footage of the April 11 incident.
Md. man charged in dump truck attack on cops, footage released–
Gene Thomas Brandon, Jr., who has a history of mental illness, was delusional at the time of the attack.
Breaking the Silence: Preventing Suicide in Law Enforcement–
Video features police officers as they describe the challenges of the job and their personal experiences with suicide.
Texas cop rescues autistic child from busy road–
A North Texas mother is calling a police officer a hero after he saved her son from a dangerous situation.
Texas cop rescues woman seconds before train hits them–
As the officer approached, the lights warning of an oncoming train activated — allowing him very little time to act.
La. man shot after charging cops with knife found not guilty–
Police have released dash cam footage capturing the shooting of a suspect charging officers with a knife following the end of a criminal trial.
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