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Mitigating the Emotional Impact of Stress on Law Enforcement Personnel

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After noting that stress is an inevitable experience of law enforcement officers in the course of performing their job tasks, this article first identifies some common types of stress experienced by officers, notes potential consequences of ignoring or failing to manage stress constructively, and suggests effective actions officers can take to reduce the impact of stress.
This publication examines the emotional impact of stress and trauma on law enforcement officers. When stress compromises an officer's ability to effectively serve and protect, learning to mitigate these effects helps both the officers and the community.
Date Created: June 23, 2020