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Baltimore Officer who Arrested Freddie Gray was Hospitalized in 2012 for Mental Health Concerns

May 1, 2015
Worries about the lieutenant — originally raised by a fellow Baltimore police officer who is the mother of his child — led Carroll County, Md., deputies to confiscate his guns and contact high-ranking police officials, the report says.

Concerns of Police Survivors Healing Hearts

October 13, 2014

Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) welcomes with open arms those who have suffered the tragedy of a loved one or coworker dying in the line of duty. The organization offers support through specific programs tailored to meet the needs of everyone from children to in-laws to fellow officers as well as staying connected with informal phone calls and e-mails year-round.

Video: Treating PTSD Still Issue for Police

September 29, 2014
Mental health experts say post-traumatic stress disorder is a very real concern in first responders. Getting officers to talk about how their experiences on the street affect them is a challenge.

Dallas Police to Sideline Officers for a Month After Shootings, Other Traumatic Events

September 5, 2014
On the heels of six shootings by police last month, Dallas PD commanders will now mandate that officers who fire their weapons go through more frequent psychological counseling and that they remain off the streets for a full month.

PTSD a Workers' Comp Issue For New Jersey Police

May 27, 2014
Police officers in New Jersey are allowed to assert PTSD as a workers' compensation claim, but it is not that way in many states.

S.C. Cop Fabricated Shooting Story

July 9, 2012
North Charleston police sergeant Eddie Bullard shot himself and then made up a story for investigators that he was wounded by his own gun during a struggle with a shadowy suspect, Police Chief Jon Zumalt said.

Take Time Off To Recharge Your Battery

March 19, 2012
You're the hardest working cop on the shift in the precinct, and you're determined to make your mark on the department. Whoa! Let's talk about the long-term effects on you, if this pace continues.

Indianapolis Cop Surrenders After 4-Hour Park Standoff

February 15, 2012
A distraught Indianapolis police officer toting Valentine's Day gifts kept a SWAT team at bay for more than four hours Tuesday at a Northside park before surrendering.

Four NYPD Suicides In Four Weeks

February 14, 2012
A veteran New York City police officer fatally shot himself Monday, becoming the fourth NYPD officer to commit suicide in as many weeks.

How To Recognize a Troubled Operator

February 1, 2012
Leading a tactical team can be a tedious and mentally draining task. When a tactical member, let alone one of your best operators in the game, suddenly has a life crash, keep an open line of communication with that person.

Laugh Often

September 6, 2011
There are times where a good laugh will get you over a bad day or through a tough call. I would advise you to take the job seriously but don't take yourself seriously.

Conn. Training Conference Addresses Police Suicide

August 9, 2011
Four suicides of Connecticut law enforcement officers between April and June led to a training conference this week seeking to teach officers how to avoid future suicides.

Affected Co-Workers Retreat Helps Officers Cope with LODDs

July 20, 2011
Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) offered its first hands-on retreat for co-workers affected by a line-of-duty death in early October, and structured the event to specifically to make it possible for law enforcement officers and staff to talk through their experiences.

Facing the Realities of Life

July 11, 2011
The cruelty of man toward his fellow man never ceases to amaze me. How and what some do to others is sad, senseless, and boggles my mind at times. You've got to deal with it and drive on with a grip on reality.

Fitting In

May 1, 2008

The first year after your academy graduation is critical in building the foundation for the remainder of your career. A great deal of it starts with the personal relationships you build with your peers during your first year on the street.

How Do I Cope With Stress?

November 1, 2007

Ours is the best job in the world. However, no place in these oaths does it say anything about how we take care of ourselves while we protect and serve. The new recruit is not always prepared for a culture that does not easily lend itself to teaching how to protect oneself from the damaging effects of stress.

Stress Relief: Keeping Yourself Code 4

March 1, 2006

Police officers have one of the world’s toughest jobs. In fact, our job is also rated as one of the world’s most stressful. Heart attacks, alcohol abuse, and other results of long-term stress run rampant through every police department nationwide.

Shots Fired: San Diego, California 01/17/1998

March 1, 2006

It had been a busy shift for Officer Philip Bozarth and Officer Juan Sanchez of the San Diego Police Department. They had spent the chilly early morning hours of Jan. 17, 1998, answering an unusually high number of domestic violence incidents, complaints of narcotics trafficking, reports of gunfire of ill-defined origins, and traffic violations.

Exercising Emotional Control

March 1, 2006

As an American law enforcement professional, you are a special individual who has followed a higher calling, voluntarily defending the lives and property of others. You have set yourselves apart as the true warriors of our modern society.

Resolutions for Cops

January 1, 2006

Ah, the first month of the new year. It’s a month of parties, football, snow or snowbirds (depending on where you live), and just generally good feelings. Then the winter wears on. Football ends for nearly everybody’s team; ice appears on the roadways at the worst time (who hasn’t had the thrill of that tactical 360-degree spin en route to a call); and all those resolutions you made suddenly become ancient history.

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