The impact of stress and fatigue on law enforcement officers and steps to control it 27 0 more the impact of stress and fatigue on law enforcement officers and steps to control it february 24, 2014 leischen stelter now playing rebuilding trust in officers through community policing police practice & research, 12(3),.
Police stress, however, refers to the negative pressures related to police work police officers are not superhumans according to gail goolkasian and others, research shows that they are affected by their daily exposure to human indecency and pain that dealing with a suspicious and sometimes hostile public takes its toll on them and that the. The pressures of law enforcement put officers at risk for high blood pressure, insomnia, increased levels of destructive stress hormones, heart problems, post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) and suicide, university at buffalo researchers have found through a decade of studies of police officers.
The buffalo cardio-metabolic occupational police stress (bcops) study was conducted over a 5-year period to examine the effects of stress on 464 members of the buffalo police department.
The pressures of law enforcement put officers at risk for high blood pressure, insomnia, increased levels of destructive stress hormones, heart problems, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide, researchers have found through a decade of studies of police officers. Some research suggests that police officers commit suicide at a higher rate than other groups most investigators report unusually high rates of divorce among police although some maintain that researchers have exaggerated the divorce rate among police, interview surveys demonstrate that police stress reduces the quality of family life.
So we see that stress has a profound effect on police officers lives, especially their home lives studies have called police work a high risk lifestyle not high risk in terms of the physical dangers of the job, but a high risk in terms of developing attitudinal problems, behavioral problems, and intimacy and relationship problems.
Research has found that police officers who have difficulties coping with to police misconduct and can also have a negative effect on the law enforcement the effects of stress management interventions in a randomized controlled trial that. An article written by terry constant talks about what can be done to decrease police officer stress “officers and supervisors should be taught about the symptoms and effects of job recognize the negative impacts of stress upon their officers the department needs to not only police stress and the effects on the.