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How K9 Training Has Changed Over Three Decades

By Leischen Stelter

For 28 of his 31 years in law enforcement, Robert Dougherty Jr. has worked with police dogs. When he started, most dogs were trained as single-purpose patrol K9s, but today the majority of police departments have adopted cross-training programs so dogs are proficient in several areas of detection. Learn how agencies have changed their training programs for dogs and handlers.

Police Officers Face Cumulative PTSD

By Michelle Beshears

Even with all we know about its effects and ways to treat it, PTSD is common among police officers and continues to take its toll on their lives and those of their families. Cumulative PTSD can be even more dangerous than PTSD caused from a single traumatic event, largely because cumulative PTSD is more likely to go unnoticed and untreated. Here are the causes of cumulative PTSD and signs to look for.