There have been too many stories in the news lately of cops gone bad. Let’s create a better system to support and help them before this happens again.
Make a two-fold “True Blue” commitment in 2012. One is to work diligently to reduce the number of officers killed in the line of duty, and secondly, to work to save the many officers that are suffering emotionally and faltering professionally. Here is an excellent resource: The Safe Call Now hotline for first responders. Let’s also Protect and Serve our own this year!
Memorize it and post it wherever you can: Safe Call Now206-459-3020
Learn more from this KIRO TV Ch7 Story. CLICK HERE to watch the video.
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To the peace officers serving their communities all around the world we salute you and say thank you! May you experience Peace On Earth and stay safe to enjoy the holidays with your families.
For those of you who don’t find peace, steel yourselves as the world needs your courage and strength.
For those of you who are in law enforcement and are having a difficult holiday season, please know that there are a lot of people around the world that need you, and so do your brothers and sisters in law enforcement.
If things become too difficult please remember that you can always telephone “Safe Call Now” at 206-459-3020 where you can talk to someone who understands… Continue reading
Rafael Navarro a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Deputy releases a new book on Tactical Casualty Care entitled: “A Police Officers Guide and Handbook to Tactical Casualty Care (Under Fire) First Aid and Self First Aid for Law Enforcement”.
After returning from his overseas tour, Rafael was given an assignment within the training unit at his agency. It didn’t take long before he realized that there were some shortfalls to the First Aid and Self First Aid program they were offering.
The most outstanding concern was the lack of training concerning the use and deployment of a tourniquet. After taking a good look at their existing program, he proposed a lesson plan, which included the purpose and use of the tourniquet. This was approved after a short review and the trend began. Slowly, he was able to affect the entire agency, by exposing them to tourniquet training.
This is when he realized the enormous communication gap between our military and law enforcement agencies. Rafael began a personal campaign to bring attention to the fact that our soldiers (young as they may be) are considered trainable in combat lifesaving skills by our government, whereas most of the law enforcement agencies in our country consider this type of training “out of the realm or scope” and perhaps too difficult.
The fact of the matter is, that the skills needed to become proficient in combat lifesaving skills can be taught to police… Continue reading
On this Thanksgiving day in the United States we say thank you to all law enforcement professionals around the world. Thank you to all the police officers, sheriff’s deputies, corrections officers, detectives, parole officers, probation officers, SWAT team members, traffic cops, police supervisors, law enforcement managers, and police chiefs from around the world. Thank you for all that you do to protect and serve our communities and make the world a better place.
We also want to thank and recognize all of those people who support, love and encourage law enforcement officers. Thank you to all the police wives and police husbands, police mom’s… Continue reading
May our thoughts and prayers, today, be with all the survivors and victims of the attacks on September 11, 2001. Starting today we must work harder to maintain the ideals that prompted us to put on a badge and take an oath to protect and preserve a peaceful society. As peace officers and peace makers we must lead the peoples of the world to overcome their prejudices and to reconcile their differences in order to create a world we can all share in peace.
We must strive for world peace, as we wage a campaign against terrorism in all it’s forms.
Let today be a day of peace and unity, rather than one of strife and discord.
Let us not waiver in our mission, and not falter in our professionalism. Continue reading
For five years now CopsAlive.com has been promoting the concept of building a business on the internet, as opposed to moonlighting or working a second job, as an alternative for law enforcement officers to earn extra income. Each year in January we host a group of police officers as part of a larger group of internet marketing experts on a cruise through the Caribbean Sea. We are doing so again this coming January but haven’t really done much to promote it. We enjoy learning from all the others on the trip but we also like visiting the ports and enjoying the fun in the sun too, so we didn’t really promote next year’s cruise. However, they are making their last call for reservations so we decided to mention it once more to see if any of you want to join us. In addition to joining some fellow law enforcement officers you can choose to be part of an 8-day mastermind and networking vacation that brings together hundreds of the brightest internet marketing minds on the planet!
In the past, world class thought-leaders like Robert Allen, Rich Scheferen, Matt Bacak, Kevin Wilke,Howie Schwartz, Brad Fallon and many other top names have joined Mike Filsaime, me and my friends for this adventure of a lifetime that happens every January.
This is YOUR invitation to join the elite VIP Guest List for our upcoming cruise that is already 80% booked with more than 300 amazing… Continue reading
Galls, The Authority in Public Safety Equipment and Apparel has named CopsAlive.com one of the “7 Must Read Law Enforcement Blogs”.
They have said that “Across the internet, there are a tremendous amount of Law Enforcement Blogs that focus on a wide variety of general and specific topics. Each blog has a different viewpoint and a different voice. And while the purpose of each blog is distinct, most are informative as well as entertaining. At Galls, we believe that fostering communication and sharing information help make law enforcement agencies – and the people who make up those agencies – better able to protect the communities that they serve.
CLICK HERE to see the 7 law enforcement blogs that we’ve discovered lately. We’ve enjoyed them and think each one has great value. We’d like to share them with you.”
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CopsAlive.com was founded to provide information and strategies to help police officers successfully survive their careers. We help law enforcement officers and their agencies prepare for the risks that threaten their existence.
We will help your agency create the kind of place that supports and protects officers so that they can do their jobs better, safer, longer and survive to tell their grand kids all about it.
We do this by Helping Law Enforcement professionals plan for happy, healthy and successful lives on the job and beyond. We think the best strategy is for each officer to create a tactical plan for their own life and career. We call this Tactical Wellness planning.
The Law Enforcement Survival Institute (LESI) works with individuals and organizations to help them create and sustain success in their lives and careers as law enforcement professionals. It is the primary goal of The Law Enforcement Survival Institute to become the preeminent source for law enforcement training, resources and information about how to create and sustain a happy, healthy and successful life and career while providing superior law enforcement service to your community.
At The Law Enforcement Survival Institute we train law enforcement officers to cope with stress and manage all the toxic effects and hidden dangers of a career in law enforcement. We provide stress management and stress reduction training as well as Tactical Wellness training for police officers and other law enforcement professionals.
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Safe Call Now the crisis hotline for cops and first responders and Hazelden Treatment Centers are sponsoring a symposium on “First Responders – PTSD and Addiction” in Bellevue Washington on June 10th.
Learn from leading experts as they address issues surrounding PTSD and addiction problems among public safety and emergency services employees. Key topics include addressing the matters that impact… Continue reading
Editors Note: I received this email from Keith Gilman and it speaks for itself:
I’m a police officer in the Philadelphia area. My first book is now out in Trade Paperback. It’s called “Father’s Day”. It’s a detective novel set in Philly. Makes a great Father’s Day gift for cops and their families. I’m hoping for a lot of support from law enforcement and I am donating a percentage of the book sales to Police Survivors. Hope you’ll help me spread the word to your many colleagues and associates. Please do visit my website at www.keithgilman.com and order at Amazon.com