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In Public Safety features analysis and commentary on issues relating to law enforcement, emergency management, fire services and national intelligence. Articles are authored by leading experts with decades of experience.

Unlike a physical injury, a mental traumatic injury can happen almost daily
The first major step in starting counseling is to understand and trust the concept of confidentiality
Soft skills are challenging to quantify and measure, but are something that criminal justice employers seek out in candidates
Research shows that to reduce gang-related homicides, law enforcement, social services and the community must work together
Police officers serve their communities in three fundamental ways – as warriors, servants and leaders
Multiple reports have found that military branches continue to fail to submit fingerprint data to the necessary government agencies, jeopardizing public safety
While they may not be using the language of yoga, police firearms instructors are teaching many of the same principles and techniques
In order to survive and thrive in the law enforcement culture, my husband felt he could not afford to be vulnerable
Crusadism is a type of defense mechanism in which people deal with their pain by distracting themselves through productive and prosocial behavior
There are some common phrases that can escalate situations and generally counter an officer’s effort to effectively communicate
Officers who establish strong supportive resources before a critical incident are less likely to have difficulties after the incident
Sleep disorders are twice as prevalent in officers compared to the general public, with sleep apnea the most notable sleep disorder
Law enforcement leadership, corrections leadership and policymakers need to reevaluate their strategy for implementing gang prevention programs
This investigation technique opens the door to potentially solving many more cold cases, but law enforcement must be sure they remain within legal boundaries
The Marine Corps’ Combat Hunter Program and the broken windows concept of policing are both about taking action to prevent future undesirable action
Police officers responding to repeated reports of domestic violence should take advantage of their position to evaluate the danger level and the relationship dynamic
The key to success is to start training early for each part of the test
During a recent seminar, investigator Paul Holes detailed the methods he used to track the killer
Powerful illegal synthetic drugs known as “analogues” are a particular problem for law enforcement these days
Gangs are using UAVs to collect information on LE activity, disrupt police operations and smuggle drugs
FETI training focuses on enhancing the quality and quantity of information obtained from victims who have undergone highly stressful or traumatic experiences
To simply expect the stress of policing to subside at home on its own is unrealistic
When responding to opioid overdose calls, police investigators can deploy these tactics to locate drug dealers
When cops encounter a volatile situation that is beyond their control, there are ways for officers to withdraw gracefully and still complete their mission to “protect and serve”
Investing a few minutes each day to meditate will result in reduced stress, increased happiness and improved brain power
The most dangerous weapon so far in terms of Westerner recruitment has been the Islamic State’s ability to characterize smaller acts of terrorism as being valuable and important
There is no single answer to the cause of mass school shootings, but it goes much deeper and further than issues of gun control and mental illness
Officers must make life and death decisions and conduct investigations into criminal acts much like physicians investigate what’s ailing a patient
The therapy was developed in response to the high rate of trauma and suicide rates within the combat veteran community