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The Role of Mindfulness Training in Policing a Democratic Society

“Police officer wellness requires a shift in organizational approach among police leadership and an ensuing cultural evolution toward resilience and holistic wellness. This article will discuss what this shift might look like and how police and community leaders might consider leading forward to build a police organizational and cultural construct that has resilience (prevention) at its core.”

Read the full article via policechiefmagazine.orgOfficer Safety Corner: The Role of Mindfulness Training in Policing a Democratic Society,” by Richard Goerling. 

Richard Goerling is a Police Lieutenant; Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve; and Adjunct Faculty for Portland Oregon Community College. He has also helped develop mindfulness program for officers in order to better handle physical and mental strains of the job.

 Richard Goerling, “The Role of Mindfulness Training in Policing a Democratic Society,” Officer Safety Corner, The Police Chief 81 (April 2014): 10–11.

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