Law enforcement wellness: Promoting the “good” during the “bad” and “ugly”


  • Konstantinos Papazoglou ProWellness Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada; The POWER Project, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Katy Kamkar Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, ON, Canada; University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Jeff Thompson Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA



Resilience, moral injury, compassion fatigue, self-compassion


Wellness and resilience have been at the epicenter of attention amongst many law enforcement researchers, clinicians, and professionals in recent years. Both resilience and wellness aim to provide law enforcement officers with knowledge and effective tools that can be employed during both professional and personal challenges. The current manuscript presents wellness within a context of prevalent conditions and/or situations (i.e., what is called “Good” during the “Bad” and “Ugly”) that law enforcement officers experience as part of their duties as well as in their personal lives. The authors aim to raise awareness of police wellness that needs to be viewed within the context of police work and not in a vacuum. Considering that, tangible actions and recommendations are also discussed.


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How to Cite

Papazoglou, K., Kamkar, K., & Thompson, J. (2021). Law enforcement wellness: Promoting the “good” during the “bad” and “ugly”. Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being, 6(4), 168–173.



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