Vote CopsAlive to be THE Top LE Blog

Your vote can make us THE Top Blog. CopsAlive has been awarded as a Top Blog for Law Enforcement by California Casualty and a Top 20 Criminal Justice Blog by Excite Education.

Help CopsAlive become THE Top Law Enforcement Blog in 2012 VOTE HERE. has received two noteworthy awards recently as a top… blog for police officers and criminal justice students, and you can help elevate us to THE top spot with your vote.

California Casualty is looking for the “Top Blog” in Law Enforcement to promote to their members. During the month of June they are asking their members and our readers to vote.

Please vote for by CLICKING HERE.

As an incentive California Casualty will make a $200 donation to the charity of the winner’s choice. We at CopsAlive have selected “S.O.L.E.S. the Survivors of Law Enforcement Suicide” as our charity. SOLES helps the surviving spouses and family members of law enforcement officers who have taken their own lives.

You VOTE by going to the voting site and placing a dot in the small circle (radio button) to the left of our information box.

California Casualty is in the business of providing home and auto insurance to Educators, Nurses, Firefighters, and Law Enforcement. They take pride in the fact that they work to understand our profession, interests and needs better than any other insurance company out there.

Since its founding in 1914, California Casualty has been led by four generations of Brown family members. Their unwavering dedication to California Casualty’s continued excellence is woven through the entire fabric of their organization.

California Casualty’s mission is to provide protection and peace of mind for the people that serve our communities. This is evident from the success of California Casualty’s long-term relationships with many different groups in the fields of education, law enforcement and public safety. Special benefits are tailored to meet the unique needs of their customers. These include premium waivers for the survivors of public safety officers who make the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

California Casualty is proud to serve the broader community in many ways. Each year their employees dedicate significant time and effort in a variety of activities to raise money for heart disease and cancer research and to help those less fortunate with food and gifts during the holidays. They are also pleased to do their part to help the environment, by allowing their customers to reduce their mail by opting for electronic payments and document delivery.

Note: California Casualty consists of the California Casualty Group of insurance companies managed by California Casualty Management Company.


Excite Education a division of has also awarded as one of their Top 20 Blogs in the Criminal Justice field. CLICK HERE to visit their site to see a list of their criminal justice schools and find links to the Top 20 CJ Blogs and Top 20 CJ Sites in the lower left column.

Thanks to all of you we are growing and helping more and more law enforcement professionals survive their careers successfully.  Thank you for all your support!

Thanks also to California Casualty and Excite Education for recognizing our work and supporting those of us in the law enforcement and criminal justice fields.

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Hi, this is John Marx the editor of

I believe that nothing is more tragic than a law enforcement officer taking their own life. It happened to one of my friends, and that’s why I started We are working very hard to prevent these tragedies by giving cops tips and strategies to combat stress and survive their career.

Please vote for CopsAlive as “Top Blog” because our chosen charity recipient is S.O.L.E.S. (Survivors of Law Enforcement Officer Suicide) the organization that supports the surviving family members of a law enforcement officer suicide. The prize money will go to this organization that represents and helps the families who no longer have their law enforcement officer to depend upon.

Thank you and please Stay Safe!

CopsAlive is written to prompt discussions within our profession about the issues of law enforcement career survival. We invite you to share your opinions, ask questions and suggest topics for us in the Comment Box that is at the bottom of this article. 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 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 Tactical Wellness 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 Connect with me on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Editor

John Marx was a Police Officer for twenty-three years and served as a Hostage Negotiator for nineteen of those years. He worked as a patrol officer, media liaison officer, crime prevention officer and burglary detective. Also during his career he served as administrator of his city's Community Oriented Governance initiative through the police department's Community Policing project. Today John combines his skills to consult with businesses about improving both their security and their customer service programs. John retired from law enforcement in 2002. When one of his friends, also a former police officer, committed suicide at age 38, John was devastated and began researching the problems that stress creates for police officers. He decided he needed to do something to help change those problems and he wanted to give something back to the profession that gave him so much. He started a project that has evolved into Put simply, the mission of CopsAlive is to save the lives of those who save lives! gathers information, strategies and tools to help law enforcement professionals plan for happy, healthy and successful careers, relationships and lives.
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