Book - Breaking the Code of Silence: A Cop’s Journey to Triumph and Truth

Feb. 9, 2018

A former cop, turned counselor published the book, "Breaking the Code of Silence: A Cop’s Journey to Triumph and Truth."

This book reveals how past experiences played a major role in a police officer’s mental state and job performance.  It also addresses how incorporating counseling into law enforcement can improve self-awareness, empathy and officer wellness.

This book is for people on both sides of the law. It shows law enforcement officers how to recognize:

  • Biases, burnout and conditioning
  • Childhood trauma that unconsciously is carried into adulthood
  • Behaviors associated with mental health

In addition, it helps the general public understand:

  • The law enforcement culture
  • Why some police officers profile certain individuals
  • The type of issues police officers  deal with on their job

"Breaking the Code of Silence: A Cop’s Journey to Triumph and Truth" is available at, and on

About the Author

Kareem Puranda is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, an author, speaker and the owner of Self-Talk Counseling & Consulting, PLLC in Charlotte, NC. As a former police officer he recognized a dire need for counseling within the law enforcement community and the neighborhoods they serve. With his distinct professions, Kareem brings a unique therapeutic approach to populations on both sides of the law. He specializes in counseling, coaching and consulting law enforcement officers, veterans, first time offenders, and juvenile delinquents.  As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, he also provides support to first responders, and people dealing with PTSD.  Kareem is relatable, practical and very passionate about healing relationships between law enforcement and the public.  Kareem provides speaking engagements, training and conducts various presentations.

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