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Officer Mental Health

A NY Training Program for EDP Response is a Great Model to Mirror

The Troy (NY) Police Department's Emotionally Distressed Persons Response Team (EDPRT)—and its weeklong training held at Hudson Valley Community College—helps officers deal with emotionally disturbed persons, suicidal subjects, people exhibiting irrational behavior, and individuals suffering from psychiatric crises.

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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.

Making the Connection Between Physical and Emotional Wellness

Being physically fit increases self-confidence, emotional wellness, and other aspects of your life.

Minneapolis Mayor, Chief Secure Funding for Officer and Community Mental Health Programs

The Minneapolis mayor and police chief have laid out plans for a $200,000 Mobile Mental Health Crisis Unit and a $500,000 Early Intervention System, which they say would be covered with $700,000 of grant money from the Pohlad Family Foundation.

SAS for Officer Readiness: The Early Warning System

New analytics software from SAS can alert supervisors when officers need help or are starting to exhibit behaviors that will get them and their agencies in trouble.

The Importance of Officer Resilience Training in Tough Times

Fundamentally, resilience training is about "self care" and "buddy care" and is fortunately being de-stigmatized across American law enforcement.

End of Year: Seeing 2020 in Hindsight

Looking one more time at the highs and lows of the year that was… 2020 and seeing perhaps more clearly today than on those days that comprised the year.

NJ Sets Up Health Hotline for Police and Other Front Line Professionals

To meet the unique needs of first responders and health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Jersey state Department of Human Services and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care announced this week it will operate helplines staffed by crisis counselors.

Stray Beagle Becomes Newest Member of Pennsylvania Department

K-9 "Augie" will be a "station dog" where he will receive care and love from officers.

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Milwaukee Captain Says at Officer's Funeral Service: "Care for Each Other"

A captain with the Milwaukee Police Department spoke at the funeral service of an officer who died by suicide, saying that law enforcement officers "must be able to genuinely care for each other, which sometimes means having uncomfortable conversations with people we say we love."

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