Officer Safety & Wellness
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Those who work in law enforcement often experience difficulties that can impact or spill over into their intimate relationships. Relationship wellness is essential to the safety of officers; in fact, ...
Officer Safety & Wellness
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On December 19, 2018, Hillsborough County, Florida, Deputy Sheriff Terry Shawn called into dispatch and said that he had harmed his family. Deputy Shawn told the dispatcher that financial and health p...
Officer Safety & Wellness
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The role direct and vicarious trauma experienced in policing is distinct from most other professions because of the transdisciplinary responsibilities of the job. Police often arrive on the scene of p...
IACP
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On February 18–19, 2019, more than 300 law enforcement officers, academic professionals, police psychologists, police physicians, law enforcement fitness and wellness coordinators, and law enforceme...
Mental Health
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Generally speaking, police officers are reluctant help seekers; like many people who work in the helping professions, officers are used to being the helpers—not being in the position of looking to s...
President's Message
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The health and safety of law enforcement officers has always been a priority of IACP and has been a significant issue that all of the past presidents of the IACP have devoted attention and resources t...
Officer Safety & Wellness
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One of the greatest challenges facing police and community leaders is determining how best to prepare police officers to meet the complex operational landscape of policing in the 21st century. Trauma...
Spotlight
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Most investigators and law enforcement leaders recognize the value of skilled crime analysts, especially when it comes to connecting the dots that lead to the identity of perpetrators or to close case...
Officer Safety & Wellness
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By what metric are positive outcomes measured in policing? Is operational activity and the meeting of “productivity goals” (e.g., the number of arrests, summonses, warrants served) the measure of...
Officer Safety & Wellness
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The Ontario Provincial Police’s Mental Health Strategy Our People, Our Communities, was featured in the December 2018 Police Chief. This article expands upon the internal support elements of the ...