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March 29, 2018

Training Helps Successfully Manage Mental Health Crises

Here in St. Louis County, we’re very proud of this statistic: On average, our police officers have had to use…

Be The Difference, Criminal Justice, Guest Commentary, News, Public Safety
March 19, 2018

How Technology is Transforming Police Response

When we think of police officers, our minds may jump to the physical tools resting on their toolbelts: tasers, handguns,…

Be The Difference, Criminal Justice, News, Public Safety, Technology
March 6, 2018

#BeTheDifference During National Criminal Justice Month

March is National Criminal Justice Month. When we think about mental health and the criminal justice system, we may conjure…

Be The Difference, Criminal Justice, News, Public Safety
February 22, 2018

Police Need More Mental Health Training

This piece was originally published on The Hill. Read the original article. Approximately 10 percent of police calls involve a person with…

Be The Difference, News, Public Safety
December 8, 2017

From Hero to Unemployment: PTSD After Pulse

Until four days ago, Cpl. Omar Delgado was lauded as a hero for being one of the first police officers…

Be The Difference, News, Public Safety
November 22, 2017

Wearing the Uniform, but Living in the Dark

No one said this job was going to be easy. But if you asked me five years into my career,…

Depression, Guest Commentary, News, Public Safety
November 1, 2017

Another Voice: Mental Health Training Supports Police Officers

Approximately one in 10 police calls involves a person with mental illness, making police the nation’s de facto first responders…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Public Safety
October 30, 2017

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department: ‘We’re Not Untouchable’

Maj. Jim Cleek, commander of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Training Bureau, found out his son was living with…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Public Safety
October 25, 2017

Breaking the Silence: One Cop’s Story of Hope and Courage…

If you haven’t read Part I of Sgt. Eric Weaver’s inspirational story, click here. In 2002, a fellow officer and…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Public Safety, Suicide
October 23, 2017

Breaking the Silence: One Cop’s Story of Hope and Courage…

“If I don’t tell you something, I’m going to kill myself.” I said these words to my then-wife in the…

Be The Difference, Depression, Guest Commentary, News, Public Safety
October 16, 2017

School Officer Becomes Youth Mental Health First Aid Ambassador

On a warm fall afternoon in Kansas Public School District #500, Officer Orlando Singleton takes a breather after helping another…

Be The Difference, News, Public Safety, Youth Mental Health
October 12, 2017

Mental Health First Aid in the Orland Park Police Department

In March 2016, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) launched the One Mind Campaign in response to the…

Be The Difference, News, Public Safety