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New Orleans Officers Leaving in Droves, Slam Agency in Exit Interviews

The departing thoughts of veteran officers and newbies alike lend biting and often emotional detail to a recent NOPD-commissioned survey that reflected similar discontent, with pay a distant second in the reasons officers gave for leaving in droves.

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Morale, Retention, and Recruitment

At a time of severe stress for law enforcement, it’s critical that police leaders keep the spirits of their officers high.

Black Friday: Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Law Enforcement Family

Wherever you patrol and whatever your shift, there will be mayhem and morons with which to contend on Black Friday. Hopefully, however, you will also enjoy some downtime during which you can get ahead on your holiday shopping for family and friends.

On Thanksgiving, Have a Healthy Heaping of Happy (Not a Holiday Headache)

Holiday get-togethers are making something of a comeback, so you're headed over the river and through the woods to "Grandmother's house" for the traditional Thanksgiving Holiday gathering. In case the dinner conversation turns contentious, here's a small collection of short jokes and one-liners to break the tension when the food fight is about to begin.

Focusing on Officer Mental Health During National Emotional Wellness Month

Understanding the importance of emotional wellness is simple. Achieving emotional wellness is an entirely different matter. Improving officers' emotional wellness is well worth the effort.

Shorthanded Austin Police Could Not Answer Sunday Shooting Call for 16 Minutes

Ken Casaday, president of the Austin Police Association, says the first APD patrol unit assigned was at 5:47 a.m., and police arrived at the scene at 5:51 a.m., 16 minutes after the call came through.

Officer Tells Minneapolis Reporter Why He Left the Force

Officer Steve Dykstra says even before the George Floyd incident, he saw warning signs, including a change in the pursuit policy, on who police could chase, and when.

20 Albuquerque Officers Resign from Crowd Control Unit

Seventeen officers, one lieutenant, and two sergeants resigned from the team. According to Shaun Willoughby, president of the Albuquerque Police Officers’ Association, the officers feel over-scrutinized, so they decided to take a stand with each other.

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.

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Lieutenant Explains Why She Left Minneapolis PD

While our leadership held us back and we remained unsupported by our state, our city and our police administration, our neighborhoods burned. We felt helpless. And to add insult to injury, they gave up our home [station], and called it "just bricks and mortar."

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