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Tactical Longevity: Taking Proactive Approach to Officer Mental Wellness
“A resilient officer is someone who can bounce back from a really difficult experience, someone who can both not only mentally but also physically bounce back. We've spent energy and effort on physical resiliency, but we really do need to spend effort on emotional and mental resiliency,” Prohaska says.
August 4, 2022
Integrating Suicide Prevention into More Areas of Law Enforcement Training
In recent years, there has been a greater effort on the part of law enforcement agencies to address mental health and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention, but more remains to be done.
February 28, 2022
Preparing for the Prospect of a "Suicide by Cop" Incident
Accept the fact that a suicide-by-cop incident could happen to you on any call on every shift you work.
May 1, 2020
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
Building Mental Resiliency
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.
October 7, 2015
It's called the McGuire-Ivey-Lattner Model of Mental Toughness, and coaches are using it to focus their athletes and build their mental skills. I think crime fighters should use it, too.
September 4, 2015
Taking The Power Seat
The tragic killings of two Las Vegas officers having lunch at a pizza place on Sunday morning brought me chills. It was reality check time for me. I realized that any officer is vulnerable to attack, at any time, at any place, doing any part of his or her job. Even on a "break," we know there are no breaks, no down time when we're on duty, in uniform.
June 8, 2014
Maintain a Healthy Mind
If you don't work to maintain a healthy mind, you will lose a running battle with things like memory, stress, and empathy, which are all important for a law enforcement officer's daily routine.
February 2, 2014
Make Your Own Luck
I know a lot of crime fighters who begin to wax philosophical after their fifth beer and one of the common axioms I hear is: "I would rather be lucky than good."
October 10, 2013
Understanding the OODA Loop
The more you study law enforcement training, the more you are likely to see the term "OODA loop." This term was coined by U.S. Air Force Col. John Boyd to explain the dynamics of fighter combat and why some pilots succeed when others fail.
September 18, 2013
Cops and Psychology
Cops should be most concerned about flaws in studies involving PTSD. Post-traumatic stress wasn't even recognized as a disorder until 1980, and then suddenly it was everywhere, caused by everything and happening to everyone.
June 11, 2013
Get a Mental Oil Change
In your law enforcement career, there will be times when your stress level causes too much friction or locks up your forward motion. More and more officers are becoming victims of a level of stress that, if not attended to, could turn them into the psychologically walking wounded.
June 3, 2013
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