Law Enforcement Resources

DISCLAIMER: This resource list is not comprehensive and clinicians are vetted through self-identified experience with first responders/military. Backing the Blue Line cannot be held responsible for negative experiences with clinicians on this list. We take feedback very seriously and encourage anyone to contact us regarding positive or negative experiences so we can adjust this list accordingly. Please also note that finding a therapist requires clients to assess fit for the first few sessions and you may need to try several clinicians before finding the right fit, this is completely normal.

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Urgent Mental Health Assistance

 

Under the Shield

 

Safe Call Now

 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

 
 

Line of Duty Resources

 

Minnesota Department of Public Safety

  • Contact Office of the Commissioner, Section 299A.44 Death Benefit

  • 445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1000, St Paul, MN 55101

  • 651-201-7160

 

Minnesota Higher Education Services Office

  • Section 299A.45 Education Benefit

  • 1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350, St Paul, MN 55108

  • 651-642-0567

 

Continued Health Insurance Coverage

  • Section 299A.465

 

Workers Compensation Division of the State Department of Labor and Industry

  • 443 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155

  • 651-284-5032

 

Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association

  • 525 Park Street, Suite 250, St. Paul, MN 55103

  • Email info@mppoa.com

  • 651-291-1119

 

Minnesota 100 Club

  • Gives monetary aid to LEO families

  • PO Box 18784, Minneapolis, MN 55418

  • Email MN100club@aol.com

  • 320-274-8228

 

C.O.P.S

 

Brighter Days Grief Center

  • Carolyn Kinzel MSHS

  • 952-303-3873

  • Grief resources and Services

  • Caregiver resources and Services

  • Youth and Family Program

  • Peer based Connections

  • All services FREE OF CHARGE

  • www.brighterdaysgriefcenter.org

 

Literature Resources

 

FOR SPOUSES

 

Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement by Kevin M. Gilmartin

 

A CHiP on My Shoulder: How to Love Your Cop with Attitude by Victoria M. Newman

 

A Marriage in Progress: Tactical Support for Law Enforcement Relationships by Victoria M. Newman

 

Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responder’s Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart by Dan Willis

 

Hearts Beneath the Badge by Karen Solomon

 

Bullets in the Washing Machine by Melissa Littles

 

Crazy Lives of Police Wives by Carolyn Whiting and Carolyn LaRoche

 

Lives Behind the Badge By Kristi Neace

 

Survival Guide for Police Wives By Kristi Neace

 

Under FIre: Marriage Through the Eyes of a Cop’s Wife By Kristi Neace

 

Above the Fray: A Four-Week Bible Study for Those Special Ladies Married to the Badge By Kristi Neace

 

I love a Cop: What Police Families Need to Know by Ellen Kirschman

 

Cuffs and Coffee: A Devotional for Wives of Law Enforcement by Allison P. Uribe

 

Because I’m Suitable – The Journey of a Wife on Duty by Chaplain Allison P. Uribe

 

The Rite of Return by Karen Lansing (PTSD)

 

The Will to Survive: A Mental and Emotional Guide for Law Enforcement Professionals and the People who Love Them by Bobby E. Smith

 

The Price They Pay by Jeffrey M. McGill and Karen Solomon

 

Crossing the Thin Blue Line by Lisa Harper Lerner


 

FOR OFFICERS

 

When Cops Kill: The Aftermath of a Critical Incident by Lance J. LoRusso

 

Warrior Mindset: Mental Toughness Skills for a Nation's Peacekeepers by Michael J. Asken and Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

 

On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

 

On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

 

Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement Officers by Kevin Gilmartin, PhD

 

Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responder’s Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart by Dan Willis

 

The Rite of Return: Coming Back from Duty-Induced PTSD by Karen Lansing

 

CopShock: Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by Allen R Kates

 

Surviving the Shadows: A Journey of Hope Into Post-Traumatic Stress by Bob Delaney and Dave Scheiber

 

The Will to Survive: A Mental and Emotional Guide for Law Enforcement Professionals and the People who Love Them by Bobby E. Smith

 

My Life for Your Life by Clarke A. Paris and Dave Grossman

 

The Price They Pay by Jeffrey M. McGill and Karen Solomon

 

Devotions and Prayers for Police Officers: Providing Meaningful Guidance in a Variety of Situations by Steven J. Voris

 

The Spirit Behind Badge 145: A Personal Walk and Devotional with a Law Enforcement Professional by Jim McNeff

 

A Marriage in Progress: Tactical Support for Law Enforcement Relationships by Victoria M. Newman

 

Cadet Blues by Rob Krider

 

Arresting Communication by Jim Glennon

 

Visions of Courage by Bobby E. Smith, PhD



 

FOR KIDS

 

The Little One Behind the Badge by Jenny Swartout

 

Officer Rex Saves the Doughnuts By Meghan C Loague

 

A Day at the Police Station by Richard Scarry

 

Policeman’s Safety Hints by Giovanni Caviezel

 

Daddy, I Worry About You by Clarke Paris

 

Police Officers on Patrol by Kersten Hamilton

 

Feeling Safe with Officer Frank by Linda Mobilio-Keeling

 

Cops’ Night Before Christmas by Michael Harrison and David Miles

 

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman

 

Adventures of Hoover the FBI Dog: Hoover Travels the World by Joe Altman and Jon Chad

 

Officer Dan Looks for Clues: An Introduction to Forensic Science for Kids by Daniel Anselment

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