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Law Enforcement Today | November 23, 2014

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post-traumatic stress disorder

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

Can Experts Spot Lawbreakers Early

March 29, 2012 |

Can experts predict and prevent crime? Two articles in today’s Washington Post raise some provocative questions about who is likely to break the law and what preventive steps should be taken.

The first article, “The U.S. Military Doesn’t Know Who … Read More

Stress…No Problem? Think Again

February 28, 2012 | 1

The pressures of law enforcement put officers at risk for high blood pressure, insomnia, increased levels of destructive stress hormones, heart problems, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicide, SUNY Buffalo researchers have found through a decade … Read More

REMEMBERING THE PARK HOTEL BOMBING PASSOVER 27 March, 2002

February 21, 2012 |

If my story through the eyes of the Israeli people and especially the first responders has a real meaning and theme over the last Decade, it is surely one of silence, one of heroism, one of patience, … Read More