Officer Safety

US Sales of Law Enforcement Equipment to Reach $1.2B in 2020

The growth in the number of armed officers and the adoption of high technology products are factors contributing to the high projection.

Read: The Effects of Trauma on Campus First Responders and Staff

The Effects of Trauma on Campus First Responders and Staff

Even if first responders and staff aren’t directly affected by a tragedy, they can still experience secondary trauma and develop PTSD.

Read: Research Shows Working in Shifts Can Lead to More Severe Strokes

Research Shows Working in Shifts Can Lead to More Severe Strokes

Researchers say working in shifts that disrupt your circadian rhythm can create a sort of ‘social jet lag.’

Read: Report Suggests Creating Mental Health Programs for Police

Report Suggests Creating Mental Health Programs for Police

The report found that very few departments are prepared to respond to officer trauma.

Colo. Fraternity Honors Public Safety Department after Officer’s Death

The fraternity held a special ceremony to award the department with a gift in memory of fallen Officer Garrett Swasey.

Read: Handcuffing and Physical Restraint on School Grounds

Handcuffing and Physical Restraint on School Grounds

Here’s a look at the issue of police officers using handcuffs and physical restraint when they’re called to schools to respond to challenging behaviors by students with disabilities.

Univ. of Cincinnati Officer Charged with Murder

Prosecutor also claims the traffic stop that lead to the shooting by a campus police officer was “a pretty chicken-crap stop.”

Univ. Policeman Won’t be Charged in Fatal Shooting

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office announced they won’t seek criminal charges after a man was killed by a San Jose University police officer on campus.

Read: Latest Research Shows Healthcare Workers Experience Highest Rate of Workplace Violence

Latest Research Shows Healthcare Workers Experience Highest Rate of Workplace Violence

Workplace violence in medical occupations accounts for more than 10 percent of all workplace violence incidents in the United States.

Old Dominion Univ. Says It’s Taking Action After Officer’s Complaints

Old Dominion University assured University police they were addressing concerns after members of the police department outlined obstacles they face when trying to keep the campus safe.

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