Officer Safety and Wellness
A listing of officer safety and wellness-related content from the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin.
Results: 62 Items
January 10, 2023
Focus on Officer Wellness: Considerations for Officers and Their Families
The inherent stress of law enforcement work can affect officers and their families if not managed adequately.
June 6, 2022
Compassion Fatigue Among Officers
A high-stress profession such as law enforcement can lead to compassion fatigue; however, it is treatable, especially when symptoms are identified as they first appear.
April 6, 2022
First Responder Peer Support Programs
These programs reduce stigma about mental health and allow first responders to feel comfortable approaching one another for assistance.
September 8, 2021
Officer Wellness Spotlight: Benefits of Mindfulness
Practicing mindfulness in the workplace can increase productivity and job satisfaction, improve communication skills, and reduce stress.
July 7, 2021
Death and Loss in Law Enforcement
Officers’ exposure to death can harm them personally and professionally; however, agencies can follow several suggestions to help counter these effects.
February 11, 2021
Officer Wellness Spotlight: The Law Enforcement Family
The FBI National Academy is developing a course—replicable at other agencies—aimed at promoting healthy families among law enforcement personnel.
February 11, 2021
Officer-Involved Traffic Crashes
Strong policy, officer awareness, education, and training can have a positive effect on this unfortunate issue.
October 13, 2020
Perspective: Winning the War Within—An Effective Approach
A retired lieutenant shares his life-changing experiences with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy.
March 11, 2020
Building a Successful Officer Wellness Program
Strong departmental emphasis on wellness helps prepare officers to engage with the community and to cope with the stressful situations they encounter.
January 14, 2020
Building Police Officer Psychological Capital to Mitigate Stress
Law enforcement leaders can take steps both to prepare their employees to deal with stressful and traumatic situations and to support them during and after the events.
September 10, 2019
Appropriate interventions can help prevent or repair moral injury to officers and minimize effects on their health, well-being, and job performance.
December 14, 2018
Perspective: Meeting Individual and Organizational Wellness Needs
A balanced, holistic approach can promote employee and agency health, thus shielding against the rigors of the profession.
January 17, 2018
Mindfulness and Officer Health, Job Performance, and Well-Being
Practicing mindfulness can help officers stay healthy and effective in the face of the extreme stresses they encounter.
July 13, 2017
Three simple practices can help officers deal with toxic environments and circumstances.
March 9, 2017
Perspective: Embracing the Spiritual Dimension of Law Enforcement
Most officers want to feel, embrace, nurture, and enhance the spiritual aspect of their careers and themselves. Ignoring this essential part of their essence often weakens them. However, acknowledging and nourishing it strengthens and fortifies officers.
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