How to cope with challenging or controlling behaviour in your own relationships

Author: Tina Royles
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Author’s Agency or Organization: Selyor Therapy Centre and www.tinaroyles.com
Author’s Web Site: www.selyortherapycentre.com and www.tinaroyles.com

As Police Officers/Law Enforcement Officers it is part and parcel of the role to deal with challenging, difficult and traumatic situations with high regularity; and although we like to think that the barrier or shield that we surround ourselves with will protect us from the affects of the impact of such incidents/situations after a while the continual impact penetrates. But what happens with the emotional pain that we feel; what is the outlet for any negative emotions or do we bottle them all up until the pressure builds up and the lid flies off. Continue reading

Trinity of Training- Family, Body, Mind

Author: Sgt Joseph Zalenski
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Author’s Agency or Organization: Cape Coral Police Department, Florida USA
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To survive this career, an officer must be exposed to concepts that are not covered in the police academy. An officer must prepare the family for the unique situations that may arise and their own body both mentally and physically. Several police training concepts have been embraced trainers in my agency and presented to officers and spouses. LTC Dave Grossman’s books On Killing and On Combat have exposure nationally. Continue reading

Make a Difference

Author: Sgt. Steve Dixon (ret)
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Author’s Agency or Organization: San Jose (CA) Police Dept.
Author’s Web Site: http://www.onebitofdifference.com

The first piece of advice I give to all new police officers is to hit the ground running. As soon as you get out of your field training program you should go to every call you can go to. Trust me; you still have a lot to learn. The more calls you take, the more you will learn. One of the biggest mistakes I see new officers make is they wait for the dispatcher to send them on calls. Don’t let that be you. Volunteer for as many calls as you can take. Continue reading

Getting Enough Sleep is Critical to Your Safety and Success

Author:
 John Marx, CPP
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Author’s Agency or Organization: 
Executive Director – The Law Enforcement Survival Institute
Author’s Web Site:
 http://www.CopsAlive.com

It’s very clear in modern research that people in our modern society are not getting enough sleep and that sleep deficit is cause major health and life problems. If you put police officers and other law enforcement professionals into the mix who work odd hours, have high stress jobs and are addicted to all kinds of things that are bad for you (alcohol, junk food, caffeine) the the stakes get really high. We are playing a high stakes game of Russian roulette with our safety and health. Continue reading