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Police Dreams

Police Dreams

Why Are Officers' Dreams Mostly Bad and Often Stressful?

September 12, 2019

Lincoln (NE) Police Department

Lincoln (NE) Police Department

The Lincoln PD partners with mental health providers to get REAL about helping individuals in a mental health crisis.

May 3, 2018

Making Meditation Not Suck

Making Meditation Not Suck

If you start slow and adapt your meditation practice to the first responder lifestyle you'll be able to reap the benefits.

May 3, 2018

Take a Breath

Take a Breath

To prevent taking shallow breaths in stressful situations, make sure you practice and refresh your tactical breathing skills.

February 8, 2018

4 Pillars of Police Health
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

Officer Fitness: Peak Performance and Recovery Training

Officer Fitness: Peak Performance and Recovery Training

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.

September 1, 2016

Pass the Blue Crayon, Please

Pass the Blue Crayon, Please

All of us have activities that simply make us stronger and better, like working out or fishing or hunting or … coloring! Look, I don't judge (OK, maybe a little). Just find things that you enjoy and help you recover from the stress of your job.

July 6, 2016

How to Handle Stress On Duty

How to Handle Stress On Duty

Stress is a part of the job. But there are actions you can take to mitigate its effects that don't include the usual advice from doctors and fitness magazines.

May 1, 2015

Eustress Me!

Eustress Me!

Seeking stimulus makes you stronger when you do it properly, but don't blame law enforcement for your three failed marriages and bad liver.

May 8, 2014

Post-Traumatic Growth

Post-Traumatic Growth

The nature of police work is one of great adventure, great crisis, great horror. You will see more and experience more, both good and bad, in five years on the job than the average person will in 70, so don't fear it; embrace it, accept it. It is your path.

September 2, 2011

How to Cope with a Shooting

One of the most stressful episodes an officer can face during his or her career is making the decision to shoot and dealing with the aftermath. Officer-involved shootings spawn a variety of questions, and many of them may be unanswerable.

July 1, 2006

Junk Science on the Beat

Many police psychologists believe that if you don’t feel bad, something is wrong with you.

April 1, 2006

Exercising Emotional Control

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.

March 1, 2006

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