Task Force To Look At Minneapolis Cops’ Off-duty Work

Concerned that police overwork may be causing fatigue that affects performance, Minneapolis city leaders are taking a closer look at how to regulate officers’ off-duty employment. Many officers earn extra money with side jobs providing security at nightclubs, sporting events and stores. The demand for off-duty officers reportedly exceeds the supply of cops who are […]

Boston Teacher’s Black Lives Matter Initiative Draws Fire From Police Union

A police union official had angry words for the Boston Teachers Union’s third annual week-long Black Lives Matter observance, firing off a broadside at BTU President Jessica Tang. In his letter to Tang, Boston Police Patrolmen’s Union President Michael Leary said the activities of the national Black Lives Matter Movement, which formed in response to […]

Will Aitchison Speaks With First Responder Health & Wellness Experts

Will Aitchison recently interviewed two of the nation’s leading experts on public safety health and wellness. He spoke with psychologist Stephanie Conn about how public safety employees, with help from their employers, can develop resilience to deal with traumatic stress and burnout. He and Fire Chief Dan Kerrigan discussed a variety of health issues faced […]