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The Power Manual: A Step-By-Step Guide to Improving Police Officer Wellness, Ethics, and Resilience (Paperback)
Includes a foreword by Kevin M. Gilmartin, PhD, author of the bestselling Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement: A Guide for Officers and Their Families.
A police officer's power does not come from their badge, gear, or tactical skills. It comes from POWER: Police Officer Wellness, Ethics, and Resilience. This book offers practical, research-based strategies to help all members of law enforcement improve their wellness, strengthen their ethical commitments, and increase their resilience both on- and off-duty. Even with access to a gym or counseling through work, police officers will benefit from developing a personal plan to maintain overall health. This book focuses on physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual wellness. It describes steps to optimize wellbeing and maintain effective job performance. Filled with personal examples from Officer Mike, this book will better prepare police officers to deescalate potential crisis situations before they happen and make them more capable of coping with them when they do.
About the Author
Daniel M. Blumberg, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who has spent the past 3 decades providing clinical and consulting services to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. His areas of expertise include workplace stress prevention and trauma recovery, as well as the selection, training, and supervision of undercover operatives. His research interests include police integrity, the moral risks of policing, and programs to improve relations between the police and the community. He is the director of The POWER Project (policepowerproject.org), a training and consultation public benefit corporation for law enforcement. Konstantinos Papazoglou, PhD, is the founder and director of ProWellness Inc., a mental health service provider group based in Toronto, Canada. He is also the principal founder of The POWER Project (policepowerproject.org), which provides evidence- and practice-based educational and consulting services on police wellness, ethics, and resilience. With a background in providing clinical assessment and treatment to criminal justice offenders, he is now involved in community policing and trauma-focused programs that support victims of violent crimes. He is an affiliated researcher with the Loss, Trauma, and Emotion Lab at Teachers College, Columbia University. His research work focuses on stress, trauma, and resilience promotion among police officers. Michael D. Schlosser, PhD, is director of the University of Illinois Police Training Institute. He retired as a lieutenant from the Rantoul, Illinois Police Department in 2004. Dr. Schlosser has conducted and collaborated in cross-disciplinary research projects at the University of Illinois and is credited for his innovative ideas toward police reform. He has authored dozens of articles, made media appearances, and given over 100 presentations across the country on topics such as police tactics, police training, use of force, de-escalation techniques, control and arrest tactics, the intersection of police and race, diversity, police officer wellness, and police family wellness.