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Officer Fitness: Peak Performance and Recovery Training

September 1, 2016

There are science-based methods that have been developed to help manage the physical and mental stresses placed on high-level athletes and these methodologies can be adapted to help manage the physical and mental stresses that are placed upon you by this profession.

Armor Express Hosts Saves Retreat at Northern Michigan Headquarters

August 22, 2016
Six police officers who credit Armor Express body armor with saving their lives from death or serious injury gathered with their families in Central Lake, MI, to partake in a company sponsored Saves Retreat.

Dallas Police Leaders Planning Long-Term Mental Health Help for Officers

August 19, 2016
In the month since the shooting, the Dallas Police Department's trauma response has shifted toward creating a long-term counseling plan for police officers grieving those killed in the downtown ambush.

Battling Blue Despair

July 8, 2016

Unfortunately, there's no body armor to repel blue despair, but we can help triage the mental and emotional wounds before they become fatal.

Dark Days

February 10, 2016

Everyone gets depressed at some point, and whether you are simply recovering from a loss or bad event or suffering from true clinical depression, here are some thoughts on what to do.

JustNet Adds Officer Suicide Prevention Resource List

December 18, 2015
The Website of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center has added a new section of resources on officer suicide prevention.

Video: Phoenix Officer Fights to Bring Service Dog to Work

November 5, 2015
Phoenix Officer Scott Sefranka is documenting his struggle with the City of Phoenix to bring his service dog to work after he was injured in the line of duty.

Building Mental Resiliency

October 7, 2015

Too many law enforcement officers eventually succumb to the hazards of their careers indirectly because of the psychological effects of their profession. And there is no body armor for the mind and the psyche.

Officer Suicide by Cop

July 15, 2015

The officer told his ex-girlfriend that if she didn't get back together with him, he would call the agency himself and create a situation where they would have to kill him.

What Retirement's Really Like

June 30, 2015

Law enforcement officers are used to not just keeping busy but having a purpose; staying mentally and physically active is key, say police retirees.

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.
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