Articles Filed Under 'Plan Your Career'

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Is Our Police Culture Causing Suicides?

This year, I thought I would follow suit with some other enlightened thinkers on this issue and challenge you to think about how our law enforcement culture contributes to suicide, and how we can fix that.

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Police Officers and Firefighters Are More Likely to Die by Suicide than in Line of Duty

New Report says Police Officers and Firefighters Are More Likely to Die by Suicide than in the Line of Duty

Monday, March 12th, 2018

We Need a RE-evolution in Law Enforcement

I believe we need a RE-evolution in our law enforcement profession. I think we have spent to many years and too much time and energy pursuing technological improvements, that while necessary, have been done at the sacrifice of our people, our precious human resources. This is a PEOPLE business, made up of people who serve people. This is not a job that could possibly be done without people

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Stop Law Enforcement Suicides Now!

September is National Suicide Prevention Month and you no longer have an excuse for not having a law enforcement officer suicide prevention program in your agency learn more from our partners at mantherapy.org and visit www.CopsAlive.com/SuicidePrevention

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Law Enforcement Officers and Directed Violence

There has been a recent (or resurgent) addition to the dangers regularly confronted by law enforcement officers. This additional danger consists of the planned killing of law enforcement officers by persons that are seeking retribution against the police for what they view as the unjustified killing of black persons by white officers.

Monday, April 18th, 2016

The Shell We Wear – How Being A Cop Changes Us

Nobody leaves police work the same person as when they entered it. Moreover, being a law enforcement officer can either be the best or worse job you’ve ever had.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

New Information on Police Suicide

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has just released a new resource for law enforcement on police officer suicide, with information and resources on prevention and response to the problem of law enforcement officer suicide.

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

How Leadership Can Reduce the Rate of Burnout Among Law Enforcement Staff

CopsAlive links to a new report from Emerald Group Publishing Limited of the United Kingdom entitled: “An empirical investigation of high-risk occupations – Leader influence on employee stress and burnout among police”

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Heroes Behind the Badge: Sacrifice & Survival

Let’s use National Police Week as a time to honor our Heroes Behind the Badge, support all survivors and learn to better Protect and Serve as we reduce the number of line of duty deaths to Below 100.

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Blue on Blue: The Ultimate Law Enforcement Tragedy

The ultimate tragedy in law enforcement might be when one officer accidentally kills a fellow officer in what has become known as a Blue on Blue Death. Hear from someone who survived