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What Can Agencies Do?

What Can Agencies Do?

We often find ourselves doing nothing because we do not know where to start.  When I am asked what agencies should be doing, I often start with first they need to recognize better from worse.  It is truly that simple for many of the decisions we make that...

#MindsetMonday – Dr. Jeff McGill

#MindsetMonday – Dr. Jeff McGill

We often find ourselves doing nothing because we do not know where to start.  When I am asked what agencies should be doing, I often start with first they need to recognize better from worse.  It is truly that simple for many of the decisions we make that affect officers and their families.  Is a specific action going to make and officer’s life better or worse?  Is a specific action going to help a family or hurt them?  That is certainly where police leaders can start, but I will provide more specifics.

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What’s Your Breaking Point?

What’s Your Breaking Point?

What’s your breaking point? Your spouses? Could you predict it? If trauma after trauma was piled upon you for years, would you believe it would be something as innocuous as a shoplifter being released again? That’s what broke Brian. Brian served his country...

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Officers, I Will Not Beg You To Stay

Officers, I Will Not Beg You To Stay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YudBo07rw5Y Officers, I Will Not Beg You To Stay Officers, I Will not Beg You to Stay in policing, I want to. I also want you to be here with us tomorrow. I thought I would. I wanted to. I thought about ways in which we could support...

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Suicide 41

Suicide 41

This is the story of a good man, a good wife, a good department, and a bad disease. Of the 100 confirmed law enforcement officer suicides in 2016, this is the story of number 41.  It is not just a number but a man, a husband, a father, and a police officer. When...

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