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N.M. Officers File Whistle-blower Lawsuit Over Firing, Harassment

January 16, 2014
Two former Los Alamos County police officers and one current officer filed a whistle-blower lawsuit Wednesday in District Court claiming they were retaliated against after reporting concerns over a fellow officer's mental health.

Bipolar N.M. Officer Cleared for Duty, Sues PD

July 18, 2013
A Los Alamos (N.M.) Police officer who spent 10 days in a psychiatric facility for bipolar disorder has sued the agency after he was cleared for full duty including carrying a firearm.

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.

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.

Taking a Toll

November 1, 2005

The enormity of what law enforcement officers have been tasked with in the Gulf state areas devastated by this year’s one-two punch of hurricanes can be summed up in one word: overwhelming.

Married to Your Career

November 1, 2005
Law enforcement is not necessarily known as a family-friendly profession; long hours and late shifts combined with frequent on-call status can make it difficult to sustain long-term relationships. But when a husband and wife are in it together, when they’ve both chosen a career in law enforcement, communication, understanding, and support are almost a given. These spouses get it.

Bah! Humbug! A Cop's Christmas

December 1, 2002

Holidays can be a trying period for many, but particularly for the police officer. Sandwiched between familial obligations and departmental expectations, pulled from one preventable call to the next, you find your emotions stretched to the point where you'd like nothing better than to find some nice, dank chimney to climb into and hide.

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