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In Public Safety is an American Military University (AMU) sponsored blog that features analysis and commentary on issues relating to law enforcement, emergency management, fire services and national intelligence. This blog features in-depth discussions authored by leading experts with decades of experience in their field.

In addition, this blog will also include training and educational opportunities for public safety professionals. Check back often to learn about emerging trends in the industry and what those issues mean for your profession.

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As 2018 winds down, it’s important to reflect on the progress made towards creating safer prison environments and, ultimately, safer communities
Tactical training can and does help an officer anticipate and identify bodily responses to danger
It’s important to know that there are other treatment options available that can help restore a patient’s mental health
As we enter the final year of this decade, these challenges should serve as a roadmap to identify opportunities to improve the field of corrections
Correctional officer families face unique stressors, which can be overcome with the help of a professional family counselor
Medication can be extremely effective in helping first responders recover and regain a healthy balance
While officers understand the importance of physical and mental fitness, many ignore or neglect their spiritual health
Based on the outcomes in Virginia, the Cognitive Community model has a high potential for successful replication in other correctional systems, both adult and juvenile
The current practice of mandating overtime does far more harm than good, especially in the long-term
Both individual and group counseling sessions provide a welcoming space for children to discuss worries and share experiences unique to being in a law enforcement family