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Are You Headed for Burnout?

Jan 27, 2021 in Education & Wellness, Fitness and Health
By Calibre Press

Some years ago, a non-profit group called My Officer Needs Assistance published a “Job Stress/Burnout Questionnaire” designed to help guide officers to an understanding of their level of stress, the impact it may be having on your life and your potential for experiencing pending—or existing—issues related to burnout. Their potentially life-saving mission is obviously just as important today as it was then. Here are the questions that w... Full Article »

13 Tips for Happier Law Enforcement Families

Jan 04, 2021 in Tips & Wellness, Fitness and Health
By Calibre Press

During a conference on “Understanding and Supporting the Law Enforcement Family,” Dr. James Reese, a sought-after speaker and expert on stress and trauma, shared 13 tips for getting better in tune with your family and preventing them from becoming victims of your law enforcement career. Calibre Press was present at the conference some years ago and we felt now would be an excellent time to re-share the tips that were offered: 1. Your famil... Full Article »

Eat Right, Stay Alert

Dec 09, 2020 in Tips & Wellness, Fitness and Health
By Calibre Press

Ever find it difficult to rally the energy to get out of bed? Feeling sluggish during your shift and tired when you get home? Are you forgetful and finding it hard to concentrate? Maybe you’re not eating right. Here are some tips for using food and healthy eating habits to increase your level of energy and help you stay more alert so you’re better prepared to meet the physical and mental challenges that you face on the street. Start the... Full Article »

Don’t Get Too Focused on the Lion Outside the Cave

Sep 18, 2020 in Guest Commentary & Wellness, Fitness and Health
By H.K. Slade

I haven’t written an article about police work in a while. It’s been a tough year for the profession. I try my best not to gripe and complain, and there are already people out there stating our case far more eloquently than I can. The reason I am writing this now is because I had something of a revelation recently, and I thought it might help at least a few of my brothers and sisters out there who are struggling like I am. The Problem T... Full Article »

“One Badge, One Brain, One Life.” New Book Provides Emotional & Psychological Support for Officers

Aug 07, 2020 in Wellness, Fitness and Health
By Lon Bartel, Director of Training, VirTra

Things are harsh right now, in many ways, for my brothers and sisters who wear the badge. Not only do we see the physical attacks that seem to keep escalating against our profession, but the verbal and legal attacks as well. This is not a piece on wearing your body armor or training your physical skills to stay safe and be protected. It is, however, going to be about safety. I want you safe, I want you happy and I want you healthy. You need to we... Full Article »

The Hidden Enemy: Fatigue

Jun 08, 2020 in Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Tips & Wellness, Fitness and Health
By Calibre Press

Years ago, after working a full shift then assisting at the scene of a bank robbery during which two officers and one civilian were shot, a west coast police Captain was killed when his car left the road and hit a tree. His drive home was long—about 60 miles. After working a long, stress-filled day, it was a drive that may have proven to be too much for his tired body to handle. Although the exact reason the Captain’s car left the road w... Full Article »

Turning Chaos into Growth: Leveraging Adversity to Become Antifragile

May 27, 2020 in Training & Wellness, Fitness and Health
By Major Charles "Chip" Huth

Policing a pandemic has proved very stressful and the uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 outbreak has demanded the adoption of novel policing strategies. While we can’t choose to completely avoid the stress and volatility associated with this crisis, the way we frame it can help determine its ultimate impact. The philosopher Nassim Taleb introduced a helpful concept in his book, “Antifragile—Things that Gain from Disorder.” Taleb... Full Article »

Turning Chaos into Growth: Leveraging Adversity to Become Antifragile

May 20, 2020 in Training & Wellness, Fitness and Health
By Major Charles "Chip" Huth

Policing a pandemic has proved very stressful and the uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 outbreak has demanded the adoption of novel policing strategies. While we can’t choose to completely avoid the stress and volatility associated with this crisis, the way we frame it can help determine its ultimate impact. The philosopher Nassim Taleb introduced a helpful concept in his book, “Antifragile—Things that Gain from Disorder.” Taleb... Full Article »

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