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Former Officer Who Shot Student Now Suing District Over PTSD

In the suit, Cory Coombes alleges that the district did not accommodate his medically diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by the incident.

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Missouri Agency's "Tactical Longevity Training" Reflects Emphasis on Wellness

It has become abundantly clear that agencies must now become more proactive about providing the tools for officers to recognize, respond to, and recover from the harmful impact of their exposure to traumatic events.

Tactical Longevity: Taking Proactive Approach to Officer Mental Wellness

“A resilient officer is someone who can bounce back from a really difficult experience, someone who can both not only mentally but also physically bounce back. We've spent energy and effort on physical resiliency, but we really do need to spend effort on emotional and mental resiliency,” Prohaska says.

AZ LEOs Escort Fallen Deputy's Daughter to First Day of School

Julianna Kinnard's father, Joshua Kinnard, was a detention officer with the MCSO who was killed in a tragic officer-involved shooting in 2018.

Interim Detroit Police Chief is Trained Mental Health Counselor, Civil Rights Leader

At the news conference Monday, James White remarked about his training as a licensed mental health counselor and plans to seek grant funding for counseling services for Detroit police officers at each precinct.

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.

Minneapolis Owes $35 Million in Worker's Comp to Officers Physically and Mentally Injured in Riots

Some of those injuries are physical, while others are mental, including post-traumatic stress following the police killing of George Floyd, the rioting, and torching of the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct.

Alabama House Passes Bill to Help Police with PTSD

The bill would require counties and municipalities to reimburse police for insurance copayments for treatment of PTSD. The bill would also provide disability payments to officers who are unable to work because of PTSD.

Pennsylvania Officer Sues 2 Companies Over Trauma Endured During Incident

An officer with the West Deer Township (PA) Police Department has filed suit against two private enterprises after he says he witnessed a man being electrocuted by downed power lines.

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Dave Smith: And What Do You Do Next?

If you believe you might be suffering from PTSD, seek out a professional who can help.

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