5 things officers need to know about traumatic brain injury
Traumatic brain injury poses a significant hazard for law enforcement personnel, particularly tactical officers and breachers, who are routinely exposed to explosive events in training and operations. Too often, officers and their superiors are unaware that a problem may exist after a blast or are reluctant to admit they might need medical attention.
As public awareness about concussions grows, it's time to address the risk of blast traumatic brain injury on the job. Even low-level blast exposure can be harmful, and it's important to identify officers who may need medical treatment. Here are five things cops need to know about traumatic brain injury.
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