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Tips for a Fulfilling Life After Retiring From the Force

For those who have dedicated their lives to the police force, retirement can be an emotional time. Yet planning ahead for the last chapter of your career is key to ensuring a successful transition into civilian life.  Many people who retire from the police force find...

Seven Simple Ways Officers Can Eat Healthier While on Duty

If you’re working in a high-stress position such as being a police officer, eating healthy at work can seem impossible. After all, it can feel difficult to find time to eat a meal, and many restaurants give discounted or even free food to officers.  However, making an...

Effective Workout Ideas for Police Officers

For police officers and other emergency professionals, having a strong physique is important. If you are in a high-stress position, it can be difficult to find the time or motivation to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, being physically fit will help improve your...

Why Emotional Intelligence Is Important for Police Officers

Police officers have one of the most challenging jobs out there. They are on the front lines, and they have to be prepared to handle dangerous situations and criminals at any time. Most of what they do involves people who are displaying strong emotions in very...

Important Safety Tips for Law Enforcement Officers

Law enforcement is a dangerous career. The biggest threats to officers’ safety are sometimes unexpected, such as vehicle crashes. In their quest to solve crimes, many officers leave their safety behind. These tips will help you protect yourself and ensure that you’ll...

How Officers Can Separate Police Work From Personal Life

Most people struggle with bringing work home. That problem is especially hard for police officers who deal with traumatic events daily. Learning how to separate police work from personal life can help many officers improve relationships with their families. Maintain...

Why Is Yoga Beneficial for Police Officers?

Many people believe the stereotype that yoga is only for hippies or women. However, there is a reason the ancient practice of yoga has survived this long. Its physical and mental benefits can help everyone, including police officers. Yoga Helps Officers Cope with...

Tactical Yoga for Police Officers

Yoga has many health benefits. For a beginner, it is daunting to know where to begin. For police officers interested in yoga, tactical yoga is a clear choice. Tactical yoga, or Tactical Movement for First Responders, is yoga designed for police officers and other...

Staying Well on the Job

People need jobs to live, but sometimes your job is the most significant factor impacting your quality of life. Stress and bad habits that you pick up at work can affect your overall health. These tips can help you stay well on the job. Mind Your Food and Drink...

Strength Training Exercises for Police Officers

Many officers are dedicated gym-goers outside of work hours so they can do the job to the best of their abilities. However, not all workout programs are created equal. Many officers neglect strength training even though complex lists build strength and prevent...