CopsAlive Internet Marketing Cruise 2012 Invitation – Please RSVP

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!

http://www.CopsAlive.com/suggests?copsalivecruises/2012invitation

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 Names CopsAlive 1 of 7 Must Read Law Enforcement Blogs

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.”


CopsAlive is written to prompt discussions within our profession about the issues we cover on this blog site. We invite you to share your opinions in the Comment Box that is at the bottom of this article.

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.

CLICK HERE to read more about The Law Enforcement Survival Institute.

CLICK HERE if you would like to contact us to learn more about training for your organization.

I’m John Marx Founder of The Law Enforcement Survival Institute and the Editor of CopsAlive.com, connect with me on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Tomboy Tools Helps Spruce Up Colorado Law Enforcement Memorial

Many thanks to the women of Tomboy Tools who provided over 30 volunteers to help clean up, replant and landscape the garden at the Colorado Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

The women from around the U.S. and Canada were in Colorado for an annual meeting and gave up their afternoon to spruce up our memorial.

Kelly Young and Donnie Archuleta from the Colorado Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors were on hand to thank them personally, as was Donn Kraemer the President of… Continue reading

First Responders – PTSD & Addiction Symposium

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

Cop Publishes His First Novel

Editors Note: I received this email from Keith Gilman and it speaks for itself:

Hey John,
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

Thanks and I appreciate the support

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Tips for Navigating National Police Week

It’s time again for National Police Week here in the United States.  This year the event runs May 15-21, 2011 although events in Washington, D.C will be held from May 13th until May 16th.

According to the Fraternal Order of Police D.C. Lodge #1 website  “In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

The Memorial Service began in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation’s Capital each year.”

Last year at this time we prepared an article and series of interviews with survivors and police officers who have “been there” to help guide “first timers” through the maze of events and seminars during National Police Week.  We even included a down-loadable tip sheet.  That information is timeless and we are inviting you to revisit that information if you would like to learn more and prepare yourself for a trip this year or in the future.

Our article from last year with interviews and a down-loadable tip sheet can be found by CLICKING HERE or by searching our site (see the “Investigate Our Site” box in the upper right corner).

Use this QR code to quickly download our Tip Sheet into your phone.

CopsAlive NPW Tip Sheet QR Code

Don’t know what a QR code is?  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION from Wikipedia

Here are some other websites with current information… Continue reading

New Book “My Life For Your Life” by Clarke Paris

Clarke Paris the creator of the documentary film and training seminar “The Pain Behind The Badge” has just released his first book entitled “My Life For Your Life”.

My Life For Your Life is the first book to ever address police suicide on such a personal platform.

Order online at www.ThePainBehindTheBadge.com

This book will definitely have an impact on all who read it.

With a synopsis of the author’s career and the struggles he and his family endured as a result of his chosen profession, a chapter written by his wife giving her perspective of that career, and a chapter by David Joseph, a respected psychologist, readers are somewhat prepared when they begin to read about ‘Our Heroes’.

‘Our Heroes’ are 8 featured police officers who took their own lives. Each one of the officers are portrayed as the amazing human beings they were and it is a complete waste and disappointment that they are not with us today.

The most heart wrenching portions of this book however, are the letters from the officers’ loved ones. Letters were written to each officer after their death. Questions like “Why”, “What were you thinking”, “Why didn’t you talk to me”, and “Was it really that hard to ask for help?” are asked and of course, will never be answered by the one they are asking.

My Life For Your Life not only tells a story, but explains to police officers,…  Continue reading

How Comprehensive are Your Officer Survival Skills?

John Marx along with three other speakers have been invited to present an eight hour program on Comprehensive Survival Skills at the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) conference this April 11-16, 2011 in Chicago Illinois.  This conference is huge, offering more than 150 courses (including more than two dozen instructor certification/armorer courses) with up to 20 sessions running simultaneously!

John Marx, Christian Dobratz, Lisa Wimberger and Dale Graff will present four two-hour blocks entitled:
“Tactical Wellness: To Serve with Valor, Protect Yourself Now” (Marx);
“The Cumulative Effects of Stress – Recognition, Intervention and Survival” (Dobratz);
“Emotional Survival and Stress Management” (Wimberger); and
“Optimizing Survival: Enhancing External and Internal Awareness” (Graff).

Please join us for what is going to be an eye-opening discussion on Law Enforcement Wellness and Career Survival.

John S. Marx, CPP is Executive Director of The Law Enforcement Survival Institute;
Lisa Wimberger is the CEO of Trance Personnel Consulting Group;
Christian Dobratz is a retired police officer and an Assistant Professor at  Minnesota State University at Mankato;
Dale Graff is a Facilitator, author and former Director of the U.S. military’s Stargate Project.

In John’s Tactical Wellness for law Enforcement session he will show… Continue reading

Wishing You A Safe, Happy and Healthy Holiday Season from CopsAlive

It has been a tough year for law enforcement officers around the world.  Here in the United States, Line of Duty deaths are up 42% according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, and the number of officers killed by gunfire is up 19%.

It is our mission at CopsAlive.com to “Save the Lives of Those Who Save Lives” and we do this by helping law enforcement officers around the world plan for safe, happy and healthy lives both on the job and beyond.

As this year comes to a close we are planning big things for 2011 to include on-line education programs, as well as on-site training, to help you survive this very dangerous and toxic career in law enforcement.

Until then we wanted to send you all our thanks and best wishes for a Happy, Safe and Healthy Holiday Season whereever, and how ever you serve.

We are including a wonderful poem from the great people at www.PolicePoems.com

Stay Safe!

“Angels In Blue”

I had this friend you see, who loved
God, Country, You and me.

My friend went to work day or night
the peace to keep, so you and I could sleep.

He worked the holidays and weekends,
away from family and friends.
To keep this peace for you and me.

Each day this friend put his life on the line
to spare yours and mine.

Then one day he paid the price, he gave his life.

You’ve done well my friend, patrolling these earthly streets.
Now it’s time to walk on Heaven’s beat.

The next time you see a Police Officer or two,
remember they are one of God’s Angels in Blue.

And God said; “Blessed are the Peace Makers.”

By Lieutenant Stanley Hascher
(Department Unknown)

Source: http://www.policepoems.com/AngelsInBlue.htm

Photo Credit: Imp_4897 by Meri Tosh as Creative Commons on Flickr.com

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 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.

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 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.

CopsAlive One of 20 Blogs Criminal Justice Students Will Love

Rasmussen College has Listed CopsAlive as One of 20 Blogs Criminal Justice Students Will Love Written by Matthew Petz

Find it Here: “20 Blogs Criminal Justice Students Will Love” and you can also find it under “Best Blogs for Criminal Justice Students“.

Matthew Petz is the Director of the School of Justice Studies at Rasmussen College, leading programs in law enforcement, corrections , paralegal studies, and human services. Matt holds a Bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University and a Master’s degree from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, and has been a full-time licensed Minnesota peace officer since 1996

Rasmussen College’s School of Justice Studies focuses on many different aspects of the legal process — from law enforcement to the courts, and through the corrections process. By earning a degree from Rasmussen College, you will be prepared to enter into the justice field with the knowledge and ability to be successful in your future career.

You can earn a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree through many of the justice studies programs offered at one of their multiple campuses. Their School of Justice Studies also offers courses in Law Enforcement Investigations, Corrections Client Services, Criminal Offenders, Homeland Security, Corrections, Law Enforcement and Psychology.

CLICK HERE to link to the Rasmussen College School of Justice Studies

Here is that link again:
http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/justice-studies/blog/best-blogs-for-criminal-justice-students/

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 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.

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 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.