Coping with Police Stress

Coping with Police Stress

Abide at the center of your being. For the more you leave it, the less you learn.—Lao T’zu You’ve just gotten through your front door after a particularly stressful day at work. What do you need to do to unwind? Jump right into bed for a good night's sleep.     A few ...
Marriage & Law Enforcement

Marriage & Law Enforcement

No matter your career, ending up in a romantic relationship with a coworker is not out of the realm of possibilities. In law enforcement, it seems almost destined to occur at one time or another. For me, I wasn't even out of field training when fate intervened. Ten years later, I ...
Yoga for LEOs

Yoga for LEOs

Good physical conditioning is the cornerstone of good police work. On the street, a strong, durable, resilient, and powerful body can be your greatest asset, especially in critical moments. In addition to strength, speed, and power, it's vital that officers be mobile and flexible ...
Retirement for Cops, Part II: The Joys

Retirement for Cops, Part II: The Joys

After working through the challenging transition from a law enforcement career into retirement, life after being a cop affords us many joys and opportunities. After the typical service retirement the officer is still in his or her 50s, allowing for a second career if that’s what's ...
A Better Way: Ridding Help of Stigma

A Better Way: Ridding Help of Stigma

We know the number of law enforcement suicides is extremely high compared to other professions. The precise numbers, however, are hard to prove. Current statistics show a rate of 18 per 100,000 police officers and 39 of 100,000 corrections officers are committing suicide. (For ...