Developing a law enforcement stress program for officers and their families

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U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, 1997 - Political Science - 223 pages
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Provides a comprehensive & up-to-date look at a number of law enforce. stress programs that have made serious efforts to help departments, individual officers, civilian employees, & officers' families cope with the stresses of a law enforce. career. The report is based on 100 interviews with mental health practitioners, police administrators, union & assoc. officials, & line officers & their family members. Provides pragmatic suggestions that can help every police or sheriff's dep't. reduce the debilitating stress that so many officers experience & thereby help these officers do the job they entered law enforcement to perform -- protect the public.

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Contents and Background of This Report
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Effects of Stress on Law Enforcement Officers
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