Surviving Occupational Stress on the Inside

Surviving Occupational Stress on the Inside

Law enforcement is one of the most stressful professions in the country. Officers deal with the worst of humanity and see the results of horrific accidents and crimes. They have a higher rate of post-traumatic stress than any other profession. Correctional officers work in one of the ...
Essential Traffic Stop Considerations

Essential Traffic Stop Considerations

Through the years, I have been given a lot of 'advice' regarding how to conduct my traffic stops. Some of that advice has been good. And some of it has been, well … shortsighted and rigid. Some agencies prefer their officers to perform stops in a certain way. Then they go silent on ...
On Policing the Mentally Ill

On Policing the Mentally Ill

It's become abundantly clear to just about everyone that there is something mightily wrong with our mental health system. As LEOs, we don’t spend much time in places where things are going splendidly. We spend our time in broken places. And so it is with the mental health ...