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Pulse of Policing: How individual cops are overcoming injuries of the mind, body, and spirit

In Health, Lifestyle by rapsheet

Because virtually everything in policing begins with the individual officer, we decided that our first series of pieces would address the issues officers face with regard to wellness in mind, body, and spirit. Specifically, afflictions which have had significant negative impact on our law enforcers — maintaining morale in troubled times, reducing the risk of heart attack, and dealing with …

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What’s it Like Being a Police Wife?

In Lifestyle by rapsheet

I was recently asked, “What’s it like being a police wife?” Being an author and advocate on the subject of law enforcement, it’s a question I’ve been asked quite often. By  Melissa Littles I’m quick to point people in the direction of my article “Selfish Is Not An Option.” It’s been around for years and pretty much covers all areas. …

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4 Keys to Living in Police Reality (not police fiction)

In Lifestyle by rapsheet

Living your life based on police stereotypes sets you up for failure — look to those police officers who are successful professionally and personally and use them as your guide, because that is the real world Are you deceiving yourself? Are your beliefs of what a police officer are supposed to be setting you up for failure in your professional …

Why respecting even the most vile criminals is important to our survival

In Lifestyle by rapsheet

Current literature strongly indicates that demonizing or dehumanizing others because of their relative values — be they ethnic, cultural, behavioral or criminal — exacerbates PTSD There is a segment of our society whose behavior can be so objectionable that it is sometimes hard to view these people as humans. They can be dirty, smelly, sloppy, lazy, egotistical, indignant, argumentative, and …

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The Misinformation Age

In Lifestyle, Technology by rapsheet

The fact that you are reading this article on an Internet website means you probably get a lot of information and insight on the web. One of the first things you have to ask yourself about anything you read on the Internet is what is the agenda of the… What a remarkable information age we live in; with Smartphones and …

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From Buddha to the Blue Line

In Lifestyle, Police Careers by rapsheet

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 by Editor From Buddha to the Blue Line Editors Note: The following guest article was provided by Max Lewis who works in Child Protective Services for the State of Oregon Department of Human Services. I think you will find this article very enlightening and I encourage you to learn more through the resources he mentions at …