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Katja Ridderbusch

Katja Ridderbusch

Katja Ridderbusch is an award-winning print, radio and online journalist based in Atlanta. She reports on health care, criminal justice and law enforcement topics. Her work has appeared in outlets such as Time, the Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, Kaiser Health News and more.

Specially trained K9s help detect and alleviate anxiety — and can serve as an icebreaker to make mental wellness programs more acceptable among law enforcement
Mental Health
An Oklahoma-based counseling service provides custom-tailored treatment to first responders and their families – and fights the stigma along the way
Host cities for the FIFA Soccer World Cup 2026 like Atlanta are leveraging federal, state and local partnerships to strengthen riot control units, foster technology collaboration and implement joint intelligence gathering
Motorola’s powerful, budget-friendly VB400 system gives this Oklahoma PD the benefits of body cameras without added cost and complexity
De-escalation is safe and realistic only under specific conditions
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in Texas has overcome the recruiting crisis by expediting the hiring process, implementing competitive pay, offering innovative training and updating existing wellness programs
Ehea Schuerch says training for The Tactical Games takes discipline and a tough mindset – and has helped her become a better corrections officer
An officer’s vehicle is their base of operations – make sure it serves them well
Georgia POST’s law enforcement resiliency program is designed to build mental, physical, social, spiritual and financial health