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2012 Officer Fatality Statistics and Officer Safety

Statistics regarding officer fatalities from 2012, outline where additional safety precautions are needed for law enforcement members on the job. In 2012: 54 officers were killed while dealing with felonies. The largest number of fatalities occurred while officers were responding … Continue reading

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Appreciating the Holidays as a Police Officer

With the holiday season in full swing, police officers need to be extra conscientious about their own personal health and safety as it is a very busy season. A balanced life is essential if it means that police will be … Continue reading

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Bath Salts: Recognizing Use and the Risks

By now most law enforcement officers should have heard about the latest designer drug trend – the use of bath salts. It has a drug that has been highlighted in the media due to the extreme adverse effects that users … Continue reading

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Handling Sleep Deprivation in Law Enforcement

Police safety is one of the most important aspects of any officer’s life on and off duty. A constant battle for the work of law enforcement and safety is sleep deprivation.  According to a report by the National Criminal Justice … Continue reading

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Your Health in the New Year: Addressing Law Enforcement Health

Managing your health can be a challenge as a law enforcement officer.  Long shifts, fluctuating schedules, and constant adrenaline and stress all affect your health.  Law enforcement of today compared to 30 years ago face greater complexity within their profession.  … Continue reading

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Coping with the Holiday Blues

The countdown to the most celebrated holiday around our country is upon us.  While most of the country will be sitting down at tables to a huge feast or surrounded by family and friends, police officers will be working around … Continue reading

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Handling Stress and Trauma in Law Enforcement

Law enforcement agents will agree that serving the community is a rewarding experience.  Helping to lock away criminals, to solve crime, and to have the opportunity to turn around the life of someone else are all pluses that come with … Continue reading

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