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What is National Police Week?

What is National Police Week? How are we honoring officers in 2021? Every year, the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), the Fraternal Order of Police/Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary (FOP/FOPA), and Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) collaborate to organize annual events in support of current law enforcement officers. These ceremonies commemorate the fallen during …

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On Vulnerability: Police Week 2019

On Vulnerability: Police Week 2019

On Vulnerability: Police Week 2019 This Police Week 2019 piece is authored by Hank Kula, a retired police sergeant with over 26 years of experience working in law enforcement. Justice comes from furrowed brows. Two reasons police officers frown: hold back emotion; try to do a job perfectly in an imperfect world. We expect and demand …

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Police Officers & Suicide

Mental Health: How Suicide Calls can Affect Officers

False narratives disguised as advice are dangerous.   New York Times comprehensive coverage of suicide after the deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain held one disappointment. In the piece “What to Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed,” a mental health expert offers that in some cases, calling 911 may …

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Share your Blue for Trooper Clark

“Big things come in small packages.” Idiom or cliché.  Lesson or quip.  Difficult as it was to grasp as a child, it now makes complete sense. Same for small gestures.  They mean big things.   The Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers is asking New Yorkers to “Go Blue” tomorrow by displaying …

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