US police forces are practicing mindfulness to reduce officers’ stress—and violence
Updated: Jul 9
After a US army veteran killed five police officers in Dallas last year, the department turned to a new method of dealing with stress on the job: the practice of mindfulness.
Mental-health experts and law-enforcement brass began thinking about how to respond to the attack that traumatized the Dallas force and the city immediately after it unfolded, the Associated Press reports. A philanthropist provided the financial backing for 500 officers to receive mindfulness and cognitive training.