If I was going to start with one offering for new and seasoned law enforcement officer wellness and an exceptional resource for their overall family health, it would be this – “Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement” by Dr Kevin Gilmartin. My agency gives a copy of this book to every new hire – it is the gold standard, remaining one of the pre-eminent offerings for law enforcement emotional/psychological awareness.
The book’s foreword starts, “If you’re a cop, you’re going to love this book. It could change your life. It might even save your life, your career, your home life. If you’re not a cop, you’ll still love it because the ideas in this book could certainly apply to you too. Maybe you’re in a relationship with a cop…”
“Dr Kevin Gilmartin is eminently qualified to write about emotional survival for law enforcement because he lived it, studied it, researched it, and taught it.”
Anyone who is, loves or wants to support a law enforcement officer and/or their family will benefit from the full-length book.
In this podcast from “The Squad Room”, Dr Gilmartin talks Leadership, Health and Wellness
120: Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement with Dr. Kevin Gilmartin | The Squad Room
Once you finish that – I encourage you to listen to more episodes from “The Squad Room” with Garrett Te Slaa. There are so many great topics for cops, families and friends.
On behalf of all of us here at Behind the Badge Foundation – be well, take care of yourself and look out for each other.
Stand with pride my friends –
Detective Meg DiBucci
Programs and Services Director
“Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement” by Dr Kevin Gilmartin
“The Squad Room” Episode 120