Glimpse: Police Work

How mindfulness and police officers made news in Mindful's premier issue. 

Illustration by Malin Rosenqvist

You see police every day but you rarely think to see the world through their eyes. When I talked to Alice Duncan, who was on the Fort Collins, Colorado, police force for ten years, and Lisa Wimberger, who trains police to understand and navigate stress better, it made me stop and think about what their work really entails.

Every time police officers are called to a scene, they always prepare themselves for the worst-case scenario in their mind. It’s hard for them to get out of that habit of hyper-responsiveness when they take the uniform off. And that’s why mindfulness could be so helpful for them.

—Line Goguen-Hughes, Assistant Editor