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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.

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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.

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."

Command, Morale, and Humor in Dark Times

Some levity would be good right around the time you send your troops off into the wilderness to fight crime, write reports, and say inappropriate things over an open microphone.

Dozens of NYPD Officers Leave City for Long Island Agency

The approximately 50 now-former NYPD officers, many of whom had less than five years on the job, have jumped ship since Friday even though it meant taking a pay cut in the short term, law enforcement sources said.

Union Survey Details Terrible Morale at LAPD, Officers Say They are Not Supported by Command Staff

“More people responded to this survey than any survey we’ve done in the last nine years that I’ve been here,” said Craig Lally, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League. I’ve never seen morale this low, and I’m going on 40 years in the department.”

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Departing Seattle Officers Slam Local Politicians, Mayor Says Police are "Valued"

In one exit interview, an officer wrote, in part, “The City Council has made it apparent that maintaining adequate staffing to keep the city or the officers [safe] that work there is not a priority for them.”

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