Articles Filed Under 'Plan Your Health'

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Heart Disease and the Law Enforcement Officer

Heart disease is a major problem for law enforcement. The life expectancy of a police officer is 20 years less than his or her civilian counterpart. The average age of a law enforcement officer (LEO) who has suffered a heart attack is 49 years, compared to 67 years of age for the general population. Early detection is key. By detecting coronary disease in its earliest stages and before it causes symptoms, it is possible to not only save officer lives, but to keep officers on the street and reduce their agency expenses.

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Power Food For Law Enforcement

Law enforcement officers should be fueling their bodies properly with fresh, nutritious foods and have the best possible high-energy substitutes available for emergency or long duration situations. We have some suggestions and want other recommendations from law enforcement officers and nutritional professionals on what you should eat and what you should carry with you during your work shift to fuel you during an emergency or long duration call.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Critical Conversations With Law Enforcement

Neurosculpting Institute founder Lisa Wimberger as she talks with eight members of Law Enforcement from across the country in some very candid conversations regarding the emotional and mental state of the industry.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Creating a Bulletproof Spirit

The book contains over 40 wellness strategies and in the chapter entitled Survival Lessons Dan talks about research that was done, and lessons learned by the San Diego PD in 2012, following a number of officer suicides, officer deaths and officers who were arrested themselves.

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Suicide Among Corrections Officers It’s Time for an Open Discussion

A 2009 New Jersey State Police Task Force Study found that corrections officers have a suicide rate that is twice as high as the rate of police officers and the general population.

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

PTSD Can Attack Years Later by Allen Kates

many law enforcement officers with no obvious previous symptoms do develop PTSD months or even years after a traumatic event

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Law Enforcement Officer Fatigue is a Critical Issue

Law enforcement data indicate that officers frequently suffer from high levels of fatigue due to lack of sleep, unusual shift schedules, and long hours awake

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Prevent Police Suicides

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week in the U.S. and it’s time we in law enforcement take a stand against police officer suicides. Create your own Police Suicide Prevention training program in just 3 Easy Steps

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.

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Secondary PTSD – What is it?

Secondary PTSD is based on the concept, that those who care for or interact with the law enforcement officer, who suffers from PTSD, can also become traumatized.