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Minnesota Officers to Undergo "Moral Courage" Training

Officers with the St. Paul (MN) Police Department will now be required to undergo what is being called "Moral Courage Training" intended to enable them to stand up and say something to a colleague when they observe behavior that is outside of policy or procedure.

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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."

New York Police Officer Dies of Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

An off-duty officer with the New York Police Department reportedly died by apparent suicide over the weekend, marking the seventh such death for the agency so far this year.

Video: Sister of Officer Who Died By Suicide Seeks to Prevent Similar Tragedies

Leann Starr—sister of Chicago Police Sergeant Lori Rice—recently made a video for the Chicago Police Department intended to reach out to other officers who may be approaching crisis.

Dispatchers and Call Takers: Thanks to (and Support for) the Men and Women on the Thin Yellow Line

During the second full week of April, public safety agencies celebrate a group of individuals without whom public safety agencies would fail to properly function—dispatchers and call takers.

How Police Leaders Can Get the Best Work from Their Officers

Research suggests that empowerment is an important vehicle for improving service delivery and performance.

Video: Detroit Officers Kicked Out of Court by Judge in Shooting Suspect's Hearing

Detroit police Officer Jamarian Holloway was shot in the hand as he wrested a gun away from a man who resisted arrest. When officers filled the suspect's evidentiary hearing to show support for their fellow officer, the judge asked the officers to leave.

Detroit Officers Kicked Out of Court by Judge in Shooting Suspect's Hearing

Detroit police Officer Jamarian Holloway was a victim of a crime last June. He was shot in the hand as he wrested a gun away from a man who resisted arrest. When about a dozen Detroit police officers filled the suspect's evidentiary hearing Wednesday to show support for their fellow officer, the judge asked the officers to leave. More Here.

Dallas Police Leaders Planning Long-Term Mental Health Help for Officers

In the month since the shooting, the Dallas Police Department's trauma response has shifted toward creating a long-term counseling plan for police officers grieving those killed in the downtown ambush.

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Dark Days

Everyone gets depressed at some point, and whether you are simply recovering from a loss or bad event or suffering from true clinical depression, here are some thoughts on what to do.