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Law Enforcement Today | July 25, 2016

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post-traumatic stress disorder

Taking Out the Garbage

July 12, 2016 |

A traffic crash where you witness the driver take his last breath, a missing child found unresponsive in a pool; doing CPR for an hour in a field and then in the ambulance all the way to the hospital; hearing … Read More

The Other Side of the Blue Wall

March 4, 2016 | 1

Recently, a long term acquaintance with whom I used to work accused me of being only “pro-police”.”You can’t look at any side other than the one with the badge” she stated, and continued on with, “to you, the police are … Read More

PTSD: the enemy of cops

January 6, 2016 |

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? The best working definition can be found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) as “Diagnostic Criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder”. Oversimplified it is an emotional and physical injury as the result of … Read More


July 29, 2015 |

NOT ALL PTSD CASES ARE CREATED EQUAL An Educational Effort from Serve & Protect and Tennessee State Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police

Addiction is not a symptom of PTSD, it CAN be a byproduct, or a reason to look deeper. … Read More

Officer Jason Zangara Fights for Justice

August 9, 2014 | 3

My friend, Police Officer Jason Zangara, went on trial this week for his actions on September 9, 2012. The incident took place at 4:39 p.m. in West Palm Beach, Florida. Bruce St. Laurent was killed.

Probably many of are thinking … Read More

PTSD in First Responders

April 7, 2014 |

The latest shooting at Fort Hood by Specialist Lopez, who was undergoing evaluation for the symptoms of PTSD raises concerns of LEOS who also suffer from PTSD. Somewhere between 10 – 15% of have suffered from PTSD. … Read More

Peer Support and Crises Referral – Your Mental and Emotional Backup Officer

October 29, 2013 | 3

We are not doing an adequate job teaching young police officers and other public safety employees about what most threatens their safety, their health and their careers, and providing them with skills and resources to protect themselves.  … Read More

A Culture of Violence

September 6, 2013 | 2

Recently, the LAPD and FBI discovered images of children posing with firearms and flashing gang signs on the cell phones and social media sites of known gang members. 

One photo showed a child of about 10, dressed … Read More

PTSD – The Killer Among Us

April 22, 2013 | 7

Police officers appear very much the same on the surface. Badges on their chests, service weapons holstered around their waist, leather brightly polished, going about their duties either actively or passively for all to see. Beneath this … Read More

Once Upon a Crisis, A Retired Police Chief Discusses His Career and PTSD

April 6, 2013 |

Earlier this year, I listened to Dan Rea’s radio program, NIGHTSIDE on WBZ RADIO 1030AM in Boston. What caught my attention as he was discussing that evening’s line up when he announced that his guest will be … Read More