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A session at IACP’s Officer Safety and Wellness Conference will explain how understanding physiological responses to stress and trauma is critical to cultivating a culture of wellness in law enforcement
These action items can help officers incorporate mental fitness strategies into their daily routines
This proactive and easily accessible program provides intervention strategies based on best-practice guidelines for chiefs to survive and thrive in their leadership position
A recent viral video of the NYPD Dance team’s performance on a TV news segment has ignited debates on its impact, funding and community effects
The Best in Biz Award recognizes the new version of Lexipol’s Cordico wellness app for first responders
Here are some ways to help yourself stay physically and mentally fit
Sheriff McMahill: “If we take care of our responders better than we ever have, they’re going to take care of this community better than they ever have”
Unlike common approaches to wellness, COMPASS is designed to tailor program implementation to the conditions that are unique to each agency
The Irving Police Department and Irving Fire Department combined forces to offer EMDR therapy, an employee health clinic, wellness incentives and much more
Tactically sound officers, with the best officer survival skills and training, seem to suffer the most in the aftermath of getting shot. Read on to understand why
By investing in the health of their officers, the New Castle County PD gains a more resilient and effective organization capable of serving their community
First responders like to avoid admitting their weaknesses and getting help with mental health struggles; isn’t it time for a change?
Implement these steps to help ensure when your officers are asked how they are holding up after an OIS you’ll get an answer that’s better than “I’m okay.”
Heat therapy holds promise as an avenue for enhancing the overall health and resilience of police officers
Putting your body through heat-related stressors can help you adapt to the stress of working as a police officer
As a police officer, you need a personal support network to help you deal with trauma; your spouse and friends are a good place to start
By following actionable steps before, during and after a vacation, officers can embrace the therapeutic power of detachment
Constructive strategies are needed, including industry standards for physical and mental health and supervisor training to detect and respond to signs of distress
75% of respondents said the high-stress nature of the job was the major factor in staffing shortages
I’ve been reading about the physical and mental health benefits of cold-water therapy for quite some time, but I kept making excuses to take the freezing plunge
The goal of this DOJ-sponsored project is to build a community of practice utilizing hope science to build trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve
This centuries-old practice has gained significant attention and popularity in recent years due to its numerous physical and mental health benefits
A unique chaplaincy partnership reveals the similar storms police and EMS professionals weather
Understanding the physical impact on the brain can help destigmatize trauma-related injury and mitigate the impacts of trauma
I know the landmines are there, but awareness alone won’t prevent the darkness of depression from creeping in
A deeper dive into how police trainers can integrate human factor science into police training
The former police officer is set to participate in several Police Week events this weekend
“The impacts of post-traumatic stress are well documented and can have an immeasurable toll on emergency responders,” said Governor Maura Healey