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Myths about police officers and mental health treatment

Myths about police officers and mental health treatment

Most clinicians who work with law enforcement officers will tell you that the experience can be a little different. Sometimes, it seems to incorporate elements of a spy thriller. First, the call from the unknown number. Then, the interrogation from the unidentified...

Myths about police officers and mental health treatment

Myths about police officers and mental health treatment

Most clinicians who work with law enforcement officers will tell you that the experience can be a little different. Sometimes, it seems to incorporate elements of a spy thriller. First, the call from the unknown number. Then, the interrogation from the unidentified...

Myths about police officers and mental health treatment

Myths about police officers and mental health treatment

Most clinicians who work with law enforcement officers will tell you that the experience can be a little different. Sometimes, it seems to incorporate elements of a spy thriller. First, the call from the unknown number. Then, the interrogation from the unidentified...

What is Racine Police Peer Support?

What is Racine Police Peer Support?

The Racine Police Peer Support Team recognizes the value of a peer-based program to assist with personal and/or professional problems. The Racine Peer Support is composed of a group of peer volunteers that are available to any member of the department & their...

Covert Trauma. LE’s Nightmare.

Covert Trauma. LE’s Nightmare.

When you hear the word trauma, what you think about? A broken leg. A gunshot wound. Something you’d see on a dramatic TV series like Chicago Fire or CSI. It’s only natural to think about the visible injuries that often times can make a soft stomach turn sour. That’s...

Our hearts are heavy once again.

Our hearts are heavy once again.

Our hearts are heavy once again as we announce the death of another one of our own, Officer Jennifer Diener.

For the second time in less than a year, we are mourning the loss of one of our officer Jennifer Diener.

Officer Jennifer Diener48-year-old Jennifer Diener died after she was critically injured in a car crash near the Village of Yorkville. Diener was considered a veteran officer, with plans to retire in the next two years. She was sworn in at the same time as Officer John Hetland, who was killed last summer.

Diener was an active member of the Racine Police Department for 24 years. She was an organ donor, one final gesture of giving back to the community she loved serving. Officer Diener’s service included, but was not limited to, the following areas of service: Crisis Intervention Team recruitment, team evidence technician, Accident Review Board member, mountain bike patrol officer, utility vehicle operator, and laser operator.
In addition to departmental commendations and other awards, Officer Diener received the department’s Award of Excellence in 2011.

LIFE STORY / OBITUARY

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