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Canadian Government to Study Post-Traumatic Stress Among First Responders

The Canadian government will reportedly invest millions of dollars in an effort to better identify, treat, and prevent post-traumatic stress among public safety workers.

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Southern California Officers Given Resilience Training

More than a dozen local and state police officers, dispatchers and other members of public safety gathered in a first of its kind training in California, centered on how to deal with mental health and trauma.

Recharging Your Batteries: The Benefits of "Unplugging"

There is certainly benefit to being current on events involving the people you consider family—your brothers and sisters across the country with whom you share a special bond—as well as the world at large. However, it's also important—and extremely beneficial—to spend some time completely disconnected from the job. This is a lesson I recently re-learned.

Adding More Realism to Training

Officers perform better when their training includes drills and scenarios that require them to use their skills in context under realistic conditions.

A Year After Slayings, Dallas Police Train in 'Mindfulness'

A year later, Dallas officers are still grieving, but scores of them have received or are on track to receive specialized training in "mindfulness" and other stress-management techniques that aim to teach police how to better understand and control their emotions, both on and off 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.

LEOs' Exposure to Stressful Situations Could Increase Heart Disease Risk, Study Says

A study of more than 300 members of the Buffalo Police Department suggests that highly stressful events may be associated with disturbances of the normal awakening cortisol pattern. That can leave the officers vulnerable to disease.

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.

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.

Indianapolis Cop Surrenders After 4-Hour Park Standoff

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.