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Video: Orlando Officer to Receive Disability Pension for PTSD from Nightclub Massacre

An Orlando police officer who said he developed post-traumatic stress disorder after the Pulse nightclub terror attack will be able to get a disability pension following a months-long battle.

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Focusing on Officer Safety

This June's issue of POLICE focuses on officer safety, from how to cope with stress to practicing safer pursuit methods.

Coping With Stress on the Job

Law enforcement is becoming an increasingly difficult profession, and officers need to know how to decompress in healthy ways.

Preventing Police Suicides

A growing number of people are dedicated to preventing more police suicides by providing officers the help they need to maintain good mental health so they don't reach their breaking point.

What Dreams May Come

Worrying enhances the anxiety associated with our dreams, and most experts say dreams are the "subconscious mind" resolving anxieties. No cop ever said they didn't think about confronting life and death situations; anxiety is a healthy result of those thoughts.

Mountie Suing RCMP Over PTSD He Says Caused by Exposure to Child Porn Investigations

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer has filed a lawsuit alleging he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after being exposed to a “significant volume” of child pornography while working in a specialized unit.

Officers Who Responded to Orlando Nightclub Massacre Haunted by Experience

It is of his first look inside the Pulse nightclub. Dozens of people were motionless on the blood-soaked dance floor, and the Eatonville police officer had just burst through the club’s patio door for a rescue.

Family Will Get Disability Benefits in Ex-Phoenix Officer's PTSD Suicide

A police board on Wednesday approved disability benefits for the family of Craig Tiger, a former Phoenix officer whose suicide became a rallying cry for changes in how the department handles PTSD.

Video: Phoenix Officer Fights to Bring Service Dog to Work

Phoenix Officer Scott Sefranka is documenting his struggle with the City of Phoenix to bring his service dog to work after he was injured in the line of duty.

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PTSD: Breaking the Silence

We may think we can control our grief, our terror, or our shame by remaining silent, but naming offers the possibility of a different kind of control.