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The COPS Office is pleased to release a new series of short videos intended to keep viewers informed about innovative developments and critical issues in law enforcement. The videos are part of the COPS Office’s What’s New In Blue series, inspired by the approach used to develop quick-hitting TED Talks. They work well as training aids, during roll calls, in break rooms, or for your personal viewing whenever you have a few minutes to focus on something interesting.
The first newly released episode features Sherriff Timothy Whitcomb from Cattaraugus County, New York. In this episode, Sherriff Whitcomb tells the heartfelt story of how a fellow officer’s suicide became his wake-up call and spurred a crusade to help law enforcement officers minimize and dissipate the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Given the increased rate of law enforcement suicides and the growing focus on safeguarding the emotional wellbeing of officers, the sheriff’s message should not be missed.
Other episodes to be released in the coming months address issues such as drug-endangered children, establishing effective police-community relationships, introducing drones into patrol operations, the practical application of tourniquets, and woman in policing: past and present. Read the Dispatch and visit the COPS Office website to make sure you have the latest news from the COPS Office.
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