A few bad apples seem to spoil the whole bunch. Like any other profession, there are bad actors, even in the police force.
High profile cases in recent years, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, has erupted an attitude to delegitimize law enforcement. Recording artists produce “cop killer” songs. And it is not unusual to see signs at a protest march which reads, “all my heroes kill cops!”
It hurts, right?
Don’t let the negativity unravel the fabric of your LE career. Media outlets and politicians are so focused on the few and ignore you – the honorable and trustworthy.
Yes, your job has changed and is more dangerous. And yes, you need to be more diligent than ever before.
But you can change the momentum
Make a game plan.
Take Control With a New GamePlan
The media is powerful. The negative reporting is overwhelming and hard to ignore.
Do you feel you are fighting a lost cause?
There is hope.
Remember the momentum change in Super Bowl LI? New England Patriots were down by 25 points in the 3rd quarter against the Atlanta Falcons and came back and won. What was thought of as an insurmountable deficit turned into an unprecedented win.
You can change your momentum too. Go on offense. Play to win.
Make a commitment today and learn how to cope with the negative environment.
Take control of your law enforcement career. You can protect your family from the toxic backlash.
3 Valuable Resources to Thrive
Do you want to survive or thrive in your police career?
2.ExploreCopsalive.com. This site has a wealth of information on training, strategies and support tools for a happy, healthy law enforcement career.
Copsalive picks up where the police academy stops. Learn how to overcome the “side effects” of an LE career. Make a preemptive strike against suicide, alcoholism, stress, divorce, domestic violence, and financial ruin.
3.Read the must-have book: Armor Your Self, by John Marx. Marx, a 23-year veteran, explores the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dangers of policing. He offers strategies to avoid and overcome the job pitfalls.
After experiencing a personal loss of a friend and co-worker, Marx’s mission is to assure you, the thin blue line, is successful on and off duty.
Thin blue line – Our safety net
What would we, the general public, do without you?
Don’t allow your frustrations to sabotage your career.
We need you to be healthy, whole and thriving.
You embrace order, the barrier between chaos and civilized society.
The thin blue line is our safety net, the glue that holds us together.
We appreciate you!
Tom founded IR.Tools™ in 2006. He has embraced manufacturing premium IR patches, panels, thermal markers, and thermal targets to better protect and train the military and law enforcement communities. Always the innovator, he is always thinking out of the box. Currently he has 21 awarded patents, and 14 patents pending. Tom received his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Univ. of MD, College Park and his MBA from Regents Univ.