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How PTSD Affects Military Veterans In Law Enforcement

Posted: August 28, 2017

By Dr. Allan Conkey, Faculty Member, Criminal Justice at American Military University

Military veterans make perfect candidates for police departments. But how do you help those with existing PTSD?

Civilian law enforcement is among the most sought-after careers for military veterans upon separation from the armed forces. This widely acknowledged trend helps explain why upwards of 20 percent of those working in law enforcement have military experience, compared to roughly 6 percent of society at large.

As a retired officer and a three-time military chief of police, I would be among the last to argue against the benefits of police agencies recruiting veterans. Many of the characteristics instilled in military veterans – such as discipline, integrity, responsibility, and the ability to make tough calls under pressure – also are qualities desired in police officers.

However, hiring military service members can bring along challenges.

To read the full article, click here.

Contributed by American Military University.


Last Chance To Give Feedback For 2018 Annual Conference

Posted: August 28, 2017

CACP Colleagues,

We’re in the process of planning for both the mid-year and annual conference next year, and we could really use your help.  Although we’ve set the dates for the mid-year conference (February 15-16…add it to your calendar!), we’d like your opinion on the best dates for the annual conference.  In addition, we’d like to get some feedback from you on what topics would be of most interest.  Finally, if you know of some great speakers who would be well-suited to a CACP presentation, please let us know.  I know how busy everyone is, but please take a few moments to fill out this survey.  We want the conferences to be well worth your time, and your input is critical to making that happen. This survey closes at end of day today, August 31.

Click here to take the survey.

John Camper

Thank You To Our Most Recent Renewing Members

Posted: August 28, 2017

This week's renewing members are Mark Heminghous and Brian Phillips. We are glad they are here for another year!

Did your membership expire at the end of June? Renew today by logging into your profile and clicking "renew."

If you have questions, please reach out to


This Week's CACP Sponsor In The Spotlight: Visual Labs

Posted: August 27, 2017

We'd like to thank Visual Labs for its continued support of CACP. Visual Labs was a Diamond Sponsor for the Keynote Speaker at the 2017 Annual Conference and we are glad they were able to join us. Visual Labs takes a completely different approach to body worn cameras versus the many other “camera‑only” products on the market today.  The Visual Labs body camera solution represents a paradigm shift in the thinking toward body worn cameras.  We believe the appropriate definition of BWC is not Body Worn Camera, but instead Body Worn Computer. Thank you Visual Labs!


New Job Posting Available On Website

Posted: August 25, 2017

A new job has been posted on the CACP website. You can find it here. Be sure you are logged in to access the job posts and descriptions.

If you have a Chief of Police job that you would like to post on the CACP website, please send the information to

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