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National Center for Biotechnology Information – Police Stressors and Health

  • “Sources of stress in policing may be classified into two general categories: those arising from “job content” which include work schedules, shift work, long work hours, overtime and court work, and traumatic events and threats to physical and psychological health. Exposure to human suffering and death may also result in a negative view of life, as well as psychological effects such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).” 
  • See the following link. Police Stressors and Health

National Alliance of Mental Health Illness – Building Resiliency And Wellness For Law Enforcement Officers

  • “After any critical incident, like responding to a violent crime or death by suicide, each officer involved should have the opportunity to talk with a mental health professional or law enforcement peer support specialist as soon as possible.”
  • Please see the following link. Building Resiliency And Wellness For Law Enforcement Officers

American Police Officer’s Alliance   – Mental Health Statistics: Police Officers

  • “Police officers, 1 in 4 has considered committing suicide. More officers die from suicide than they do in the line of duty. The Department of Justice reported on the Chicago Police Department, stating that their suicide rate is 60% higher than the national average.”
  • Please see the following link. Mental Health Statistics: Police Officers

Psychology Today  – Cops and PTSD

  • “There are approximately 900,000 sworn officers in the United States. According to some studies, 19 percent of them may have PTSD. Other studies suggest that approximately 34 percent suffer symptoms associated with PTSD .”
  • Please see the following link. Psychology Today  – Cops and PTSD