Evidence-based mindfulness skills training is a wellness intervention that is increasingly being used in law enforcement to help officers “de-escalate volatile situations, improve community relations, and better handle the demands of their jobs.” (Suttie, 2016)
It has been amazing to watch and feel the personal and departmental growth in law enforcement officers and departmental staff from working with the InStill Mindfulness group. Doing meditation and mindfulness work is helping us be better cops, supervisors, and humans. It truly is a practice for everyone.
—Captain R. Scott Schwarzer, Radford City PD
Research with law enforcement officers, first responders, and military personnel found that training in mindfulness skills helped address the following issues: