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By Neumann, Madeline
C.O.P.S. provides survivors and agencies the resources to deal with the traumatic aftermath from an officer’s line-of-duty death. From counseling and peer support to education, C.O.P.S. works to ensure our survivors have what they need to heal and that agencies have what they need to address all of the traumas of law enforcement within their agency.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Apr 2014)
By Paul Shubinsky
Officers must incorporate injury treatment and the use of medical kits into regular training so that they know how to treat themselves in real-life stressful situations. Knowing how to dress wounds and stop bleeding until backup arrives can help officers survive common life-threatening injuries sustained in combat.
(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2010)
By Sam Smith
Pelham Tactical’s Law Enforcement Tactical Trauma Course (LETTC) trains first responders in trauma care under adverse conditions after they have lost fine motor skills. Participants learned medical and tactical skills to treat and rescue themselves and others while under fire. Master Sergeant Mark Wilson used the principles of the U.S. Military’s Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC).
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Dec 2011)