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June 2017 Issue

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Cover Story

Preventing Police Suicides

By Melanie Basich

A growing number of people are dedicated to preventing more police suicides by providing officers the help they need to maintain good mental health so they don't reach their breaking point.

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Features

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5 Keys to Securing Grant Funding  

Today, there are still billions of dollars in grants available for public agencies to apply for and obtain. However, the rules have changed considerably since 2006, and there are many steps a public safety agency must complete to be successful.

<p>Photo: Police File</p>

Coping With Stress on the Job  

Law enforcement is becoming an increasingly difficult profession, and officers need to know how to decompress in healthy ways.

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An Officer Safety Reality Check  

The best way to reduce line-of-duty deaths is to concentrate on safety issues that officers can control.

<p>Ford&#39;s new hybrid Police Responder was introduced in April in downtown Los Angeles. Photo by Thi Dao.</p>

The Hybrid Patrol Car  

Ford's all-new Police Responder Hybrid Sedan will be the first pursuit-rated hybrid vehicle and was designed for urban or local patrol work.

<p>Photo by Lawrence Heiskell.</p>

The Twist That Saves Lives  

Not that long ago any police commander who was buying tourniquets for officers and urging their use when appropriate would have been thought reckless. But now more officers are carrying these life-saving devices on duty.

<p>Photo via Police File.</p>

Managing High-Speed Pursuits  

To reduce the dangers of high-speed vehicle pursuits, law enforcement agencies need to understand the causes of high-speed pursuits, the legal issues involved, the problems behind such pursuits, and the strategies for reducing high-speed pursuits.

Work Pants and Shorts  

These pants and shorts are designed for comfort and durability on the job.

Work Shirts  

Whichever type of shirt you wear on duty, long or short sleeves, these pieces are made to meet your needs.

Range Training Equipment  

Use these tools to enhance your shooting practice.


Columns

Stiff Drug Offense Sentences Save Lives  

Thanks to new Attorney General Jeff Sessions and a recent FBI report, former President Obama's mythology regarding alleged "non-violent" drug dealers has been debunked.

<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

Focusing on Officer Safety  

This June's issue of POLICE focuses on officer safety, from how to cope with stress to practicing safer pursuit methods.

Preparedness, Not Paranoia  

We must be prepared to deal with danger but not feed into our emotions. Fear makes us irrational. Police officers cannot afford to be irrational.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

He Said, She Said  

Modern science tells us men's and women's brains are different in very significant ways. Let me give you some pointers to help you communicate more effectively with crimefighters of the opposite gender.


Departments

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Stop Living Check-to-Check  

Over half of police officers live paycheck-to-paycheck. With three steps, you can start paying the bills while also saving money.

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Eat Real Food  

What you eat not only fuels your physical activity, it also keeps your mind sharp and focused.

<p>The SureFireXC line of weapon lights was designed for concealed carry pistols like the Glock 19.</p>

SureFire: Built for Concealed Carry  

SureFire believes the new XC lights, which are available with and without laser sighting, will be excellent tools for off-duty and plainclothes law enforcement officers.

<p>When conducting a search with a flashlight, you still face threats from areas that are not illuminated. (Photo: Edward M. Santos)</p>

Lights On or Lights Off  

Light on or light off when conducting building searches? After conducting a year of very specific testing, my answer remains the same: Turn the building or room lights on, if you can.

<p>When ground officers know how to work with the agency&#39;s aerial units, the air operations are much more efficient and effective. (Photo: Getty Images)</p>

How To Work With Aviation Units  

There is no substitute for some type of aircraft in the air to support your operations. It's imperative that the coordination between ground units and flight crews be seamless and problem free. But this is easier said than done.

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