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Force Science News #139: Midnight shift and health risks: New study tells sobering truths

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Officers who predominately work midnights are at greater risk of developing severe health problems than civilians and other cops, especially if they average more than about 90 minutes of overtime per week and have trouble sleeping.

This is established in a new study by an 8-member team of health experts, headed by Dr. John Violanti, a former state trooper and now a research associate professor at the State University of New York-Buffalo. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 18th, 2009 at 8:09 am

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Force Science News #138: Two new case histories: Force Science and the aftermath of violent encounters

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How do principles of human behavior and memory stimulation studied in Force Science certification classes get applied in real-world policing?

Consider the recent experiences of 2 police trainers and Force Science graduates who played pivotal roles in significant use-of-force investigations, 1,700 miles and an international border apart. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 4th, 2009 at 8:06 am

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