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Author Kasper, Jody.

Title How Cops Die : Understanding and Preventing Duty-related Deaths
Published Springfield : Charles C Thomas, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (205 pages)
Contents Officers killed in the line of duty, 2010 on-duty deaths -- The numbers: an overview of on-duty deaths -- The #1 killer: traffic accidents -- Preventing traffic deaths: successful strategies -- The #2 killer: police homicides -- Preventing police homicides: successful strategies duty-related deaths -- Employee physical health: beyond foot chases and fights -- Improving physical health: successful strategies -- Employee mental health: seeing the big picture -- Maintaining good mental health: successful strategies administrator's guide -- Developing a comprehensive wellness program: departmental assessments -- Working toward wellness: getting a new wellness program off the ground -- Employee morale: the root of safety and wellness
Summary The purpose of this unique book is to provide police officers and administrators with a simple and effective handbook to improve the safety of police employees. It is research-based and uses the most up-to-date statistics from the Department of Justice, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, and the Uniform Crime Report. The first chapter of this book contains a complete list of actual cases of officer deaths during 2010. This list provides an overview of how officers are dying in the line of duty. After a problem is identified and discussed in one chapter, the next chapter detai
Notes Print version record
Subject Police training -- United States.
Police -- Health and hygiene -- United States.
Police -- Mortality -- United States.
Police -- Violence against -- United States.
Self-defense for police -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0398088225 (electronic bk.)
9780398088224 (electronic bk.)