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Issue 19  |  Volume 1

ON THE COVER: Law Enforcement PTSD & EDMR

There are nearly a million Americans serving in law enforcement. It is estimated that the incidence of current, duty-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in law enforcement personnel varies between 5.9-22% (Flannery, 2015).  In addition, there are likely many officers that may have symptoms of PTSD but fail to meet the full diagnostic criteria. Their symptoms still are disturbing or debilitating.

Since 2001, police have had to add dealing with the imminent threat of terrorist attacks to their responsibilities.  Law enforcement personnel, and other first responders, are exposed daily to acute stress and trauma. These incidents have a cumulative effect.  In someone susceptible to developing PTSD, there is no time to recover from one event before they are facing the next one.

ARTICLES


Law Enforcement, PTSD & EDMR  |  BY LINDA OUELLETTE
There are nearly a million Americans serving in law enforcement. It is estimated that the incidence of current, duty-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in law enforcement personnel varies between 5.9-22% (Flannery, 2015).  In addition, there are likely many officers that may have symptoms of PTSD...
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A Challenging Time to be a Police Executive 
|  BY STUART CAMERON
Police professionals taking over the reigns as the chief officer in a law enforcement agency today will face a number of unique challenges, many of contemporary origin.  Chiefs must function in an unprecedented dynamic...

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The Terrorist Who Loved Me  |  BY EUGENE CASEY
After 9/11 many Americans decided to take action in the effort to fight terrorism.  Some joined the military, some joined the intelligence services, some joined the police and some applied for the FBI.  The FBI had an urgent need for people fluent in select foreign languages...
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The FBI National Academy Association’s  Global Network
For over eighty years, the FBI National Academy has been training law enforcement officers to elevate the levels of expertise and build bonds of friendship and networking. In the beginning, most of the classes contained students primarily from the United States.
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  Association Perspective 
|  BY JOEY REYNOLDS
 

  Staying on the Yellow Brick Road  |  BY JOHN VAN VORST                     

  A Message from Your Chaplain  |  BY DAN BATEMAN 

  Historian's Spotlight  |  BY PATRICK DAVIS 

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