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Police Leaders Vow to Address Officer Suicide During IACP Session

During the annual gathering of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Chicago last week, attending law enforcement leaders met to address the apparent rise in police officer suicide, vowing to address the problem with increased mental health support for officers.

November 4, 2019

Canadian Police Association Urges Officers to Seek Help after 3 Officers Die by Suicide

Arizona Officer's Widow Grateful for New PTSD Law for First Responders

The widow of Craig Tiger — a Phoenix police officer who had been diagnosed with PTSD before dying by suicide — told reporters that she "is grateful for the new law that will help other first responders across the state have better access to mental professionals."

July 20, 2018

Video: More Officers Dying From Suicide Than Duty Deaths in 2017
More Officers Dying From Suicide Than Duty Deaths in 2017

More Officers Dying From Suicide Than Duty Deaths in 2017

After extensive research, a study by the Newton-based Ruderman Family Foundation found police officers and firefighters experience PTSD and depression at rates five times higher than the average public. More Here.

May 23, 2018

Focusing on Officer Safety

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.

June 16, 2017

Coping With Stress on the Job

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.

June 16, 2017

What Dreams May Come

What Dreams May Come

Worrying enhances the anxiety associated with our dreams, and most experts say dreams are the "subconscious mind" resolving anxieties. No cop ever said they didn't think about confronting life and death situations; anxiety is a healthy result of those thoughts.

April 7, 2017

Video: Phoenix Officer Fights to Bring Service Dog to Work
What Retirement's Really Like

What Retirement's Really Like

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

June 30, 2015

Video: Treating PTSD Still Issue for Police

Video: Treating PTSD Still Issue for Police

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.

September 29, 2014

Fitting In

Fitting In

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.

May 1, 2008

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