The Peer Support Training Institute - seeks to
help police officers and other public safety personnel
reduce stress and diminish the negative emotional
effects of this occupation. Through the use of peer
support, programs such as The Members
Assistance Program of the New York City Police
Unions (MAP) have reduced the rate of police officer
suicide and increased the level of acceptance for
mental health services.
Residuals of Police Occupational Trauma - This
paper describes possible consequences of exposure
to trauma in the police occupation. During the span
of a career, police officers are generally exposed to
traumatic events more often and more intensely
than those in other occupations.
James T. Reese & Associates   -  Law
enforcement doesn't hold the copyright on stress.
Instead it's the uniqueness of police stress, the
work, the responsibility for people, the dangers
associated with the job, the long, irregular hours,
the pressures placed upon you to perform at your
maximum capacity 24-hours a day and the need to
control your emotions on a full time basis.
A Guide to Psychology and Its Practice  -
Psychological tests aren’t magic, so let’s get that
clear right at the beginning. They assess and
evaluate information that you give to the examiner,
which is why the formal name of psychological
testing is psychological assessment. You give this
information either in the form of answers to
interview questions or as answers on paper—or on
a computer—to specific questions. Ultimately, a test’
s accuracy depends on how carefully and seriously
you answer the questions you’re asked.
Police Stress
Resource Links
Gerald Loren Fishkin, Ph.D. - Dr. Fishkin holds full
clinical membership in the California Association of
Marriage and Family Therapists, The British
Psychological Society, and many other professional
associations and affiliations. He has been Adjunct
Professor of Police Science and Administration of
Justice at Long Beach City College and at California
State University at Long Beach since 1971, where
he developed and taught basic police recruit and
advanced officer's training programs in applied
psychology. He has taught Police Officer Standards
and Training workshops on such topics as the
sexually deviant, mentally ill, and aggressive

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