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This Holiday Season, Reach Out to Those Who Are Hurting

By Leischen Stelter, editor of In Public Safety

The holiday season can be a joyous time spent celebrating with family and loved ones and reflecting on another year gone by. But, for many people, the holidays can be extremely difficult. For those struggling with mental health issues or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the holidays can evoke an array of unpleasant emotions.

Impacts of Synthetic Drugs Like Spice and Bath Salts on Officer Safety

By Jarrod Sadulski, professor of criminal justice at American Military University

While in the field, it is very important for law enforcement officers to understand the current trends involving synthetic drugs like Spice and bath salts. Synthetic drugs often involve the abuse of chemicals that cause hallucinogenic effects and mimic other illicit drugs such as cocaine or semi-synthetic LSD.