Piano Stairs – As Police Officers What do you Do for Fun and Good Health?

Ok, someone sent this to us and we thought it was cool.  What are you doing to plan for fun and maybe improve your overall wellness as a police officer?

Piano Stairs a fun video from Volkswagen and YouTube shows that the easiest way to change people’s behavior for the better, is by making it fun to do.

Their point: Fun can obviously change behavior for the better!

To enhance your wellness as a police officer what can you, or your law enforcement agency, do to make good health more fun?

Check out www.TheFunTheory.com

British Police Constable Beaten

British Police Constable Fran Croucher beaten unconscious by 2 people she stopped whilst on patrol.

Get well soon PC Croucher!

CLICK HERE for more information or read about it in Kent Online by CLICKING HERE

Stay Safe and Take Care of Each Other

Land Donated in Memory of Slain State Trooper Daughter

By: Brooke McKay, C.O.P.S. Marketing Coordinator
http://www.nationalcops.org/news.htm

Editors Note: This is such a great story that we couldn’t help but pass it on and ask you to tell everyone you know.

Jessica Jean Cheney was born September 15, 1974, in Pennsylvania. She
moved often as a child due to the fact her father was active military.
The Cheney family finally settled in King William County, Virginia, in
1984. Jessica’s career goals were to become an astronaut until she
learned, at that time, females were not accepted as fighter pilots and
that was the logical route into the space program. In 1991, she decided
to become a Virginia State Trooper… Continue reading

Holiday Giving for Cops!

Thinking about making a donation this holiday season?

Here are the law enforcement organizations that CopsAlive recommends that you consider for your donations.

National Police Suicide Foundation
Donate Your Time: CLICK HERE
Donate Your Money: CLICK HERE

The Pain Behind the Badge
Ask how you can donate to the scholarship program

National Police Wives Association

The Badge of Life

Wives Behind the Badge

Spartan Cops
Help them out by buying some gear and then give that as a gift too!

Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)
Donate Money: CLICK HERE
Other Ways to Donate: CLICK HERE

C.O.P.S. Colorado
Please Support My Local Chapter:

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Support the National Law Enforcement Museum as “A Matter of Honor”

CopLine
The first national hotline for law enforcement officers and their families

Get into the Holiday spirit and give back to your profession!

Take a Virtual Tour of the U.S. National Law Enforcement Museum (opening in 2013)

From the early days of the night watch in the 1600s to the high-tech criminal investigations of the 21st century, discover a history that has largely gone untold — the history of American law enforcement — a profession that serves a vital and valued role in our society.

The National Law Enforcement Museum will be a hands-on, interactive museum providing an opportunity to walk in an officer’s shoes… Continue reading

Getting Broken in on the Job at C.O.P.S.

Guest Posting By: Brooke McKay, Marketing Coordinator, Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc.

I arrived at C.O.P.S. Spouses’ Retreat the weekend of September 18-21,
2009, at the YMCA Trout Lodge in Potosi, Missouri, after only one month
as the Marketing Coordinator for Concerns of Police Survivors.  I knew
the organization dealt with death, dying, and grief; yet I was not
prepared for what I saw. I was instantly introduced to a young widow who
was there for the first time.  She was 25 years old, just one year older
than me. While I smiled as I meet all the spouses, I could not get the
young widow out of my head.

Part of my job that weekend was to interview… Continue reading

“Officer Down”—Now What?

The worst news any law enforcement agency can hear is that an officer has been killed.  How does an agency respond to those devastating words, “Officer down”?

Since 1996, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) has provided highly acclaimed training to help agencies deal with officer death, injury, disability, police suicide, and the after effects of losing a close co-worker.  The “Traumas of Law Enforcement” is recommended for Chiefs, Superintendents, Sheriffs, Chaplains, Dispatchers, Benefits Assistance Officers, Planning and Research officers, Employee Assistance employees, Liaison Officers, Special Operations Divisions, Victim Assistance personnel, any law enforcement officer, law enforcement family member, or law enforcement survivor.

While the “Traumas of Law Enforcement” trainings have usually been funded through Federal grants to Concerns of Police Survivors, C.O.P.S. paid the $90,000 cost for these trainings out of their general account in 2008 and raised funds from Streamlight®, GLOCK®, Harley-Davidson, the 100 Club of Houston, TX, and the Maryland and Indiana Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors for the 2009 trainings.  C.O.P.S. is now able to redirect funds from their general account and corporate contributions to other C.O.P.S. programs thanks to a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Department of Justice.  In May 2009, BJA announced a $1.5 million, 20-month grant to C.O.P.S. to fund the “Traumas of Law Enforcement” for 2010 and 2011.

The training is a three-day seminar, totaling 21 hours, providing law enforcement agencies with the tools needed… Continue reading

IACP Conference Addresses Police Wellness

Over 13,000 registrants and hundreds of other walk in law enforcement officers attended the 116th annual International Association of Chief of Police conference this week and among the dozens of topics were educational seminars on the issues of police suicide, stress management, wellness, nutrition and the role of sports medicine in officer safety and wellness.  The presenters came from the Los Angeles Police Department Behavioral Sciences Unit, The Denver Police Department and the Fairfax County Police Department.

Of the resources made available… Continue reading

CopsAlive Supports Project Blue Light!

Let your blue lights shine for law enforcement during the holidays

For the past 21 years, Concerns of Police Survivors has asked law enforcement families, surviving families, and police supporters to burn a blue light in their windows during the holiday season. The blue light is symbolic of our remembrance of those officers who have made the supreme sacrifice and honors those officers who continue to work the violent streets of our nation.

The idea began in 1988 when Mrs. Dolly Craig wrote to C.O.P.S. that she would be putting two blue candles in her living room window that holiday season. One for her son-in-law, Daniel Gleason, who had been killed… Continue reading

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CopsAlive needs your help. Our mission is to create a forum for cops to help other cops by engaging in discussions and sharing ideas and information to help each other plan for happy, healthy and successful lives on the job and beyond the job.

Most of all we need readers. If you like what you are reading here please pass it on. Send a link or a note to all of your law enforcement friends online or tell them to check out Continue reading