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Officers, invest your emotional energy in yourself and those you care for the most

“Over time your career will tend to occupy more and more of your life if you let it. And as we become more invested in our careers, we start to care about things that are not in our control.”

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In this special Policing Matters Roll Call series on officer health and well-being, host Jim Dudley speaks with Dr. David Black, founder of Cordico, and Mandy Nice, Cordico Strategic Wellness Director, about practical strategies for officers to improve their health.

In this episode, Dr. David Black discusses how to prioritize yourself during your off-duty time.

Top quote: “Over time your career will tend to occupy more and more of your life if you let it. And as we become more invested in our careers, we start to care about things that are not in our control.”
Top tip: Prioritize time with the ones you love the most.
Top resource: Dr. Kevin Gilmartin talks emotional survival for law enforcement

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POLICING MATTERS ROLL CALL: HEALTH & WELLNESS
“On a daily basis, if you don’t have enough nutrients in your body, what happens is your energy starts to deplete. What that can turn into and often does in law enforcement is weight gain.”
“Fitness can determine your energy and power, whether you are on duty during an altercation or off duty playing with your kids.”
“Research shows that about 75% of our law enforcement do not get sufficient sleep on their shift nights.”
“If you have any difficulty limiting your intake at all, meaning you can’t keep it to one drink, it is much better never to drink at all.”
“Over time your career will tend to occupy more and more of your life if you let it. And as we become more invested in our careers, we start to care about things that are not in our control.”
“Examine your emotions. Examine your closest relationships. How are you treating others? How are you treating yourself?”

Policing Matters law enforcement podcast with host Jim Dudley features law enforcement and criminal justice experts discussing critical issues in policing
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