Over the course of the last few months, I have spent a lot of time and effort trying to remind and/or inform police chiefs about the importance of "officer wellness." The majority of police chiefs don't hesitate to put an "expert panel" together to figure out how to improve community relations and/or reduce the crime … Continue reading Your Wellness
Expecting First Responders to be "well / resilient" without: providing ongoing wellness / resilience training it is a proven fact that an officer's response to stressful situation is based upon the level and frequency of training. If they NEVER recieve wellness / resilience training, which is usually the case, how do you (Police Chiefs) expect … Continue reading The Davis Definition of Insanity:
Applicable to First Responders! www-psychologytoday-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-mindful-self-express/202009/6-negative-mindsets-increase-your-anxiety
You (Police Chiefs) will not get unique results if you do not use a unique approach! What have you done for your officers? If you have implemented a program, was it designed to make a positive impact or were you just checking that box?
Recent research measuring stress police feel related to COVID and civil unrest shows officers with 5-10 years of service are suffering the most stress, PTSD — Read on http://www.police1.com/patrol-issues/articles/too-far-in-to-quit-not-far-enough-to-retire-S0xfnz4XH4k4knXv/
Law enforcement officers do the work of real-life superheroes, but they are also human, with feelings and emotions. — Read on afsp.org/story/law-enforcement-suicide-how-police-and-first-responders-can-support-one-another-s