Police -- Job stress, Stress management, Job stress
Working as a police officer can be a rewarding job, but it can also be a stressful one. Policing is one of the few professions where individuals deal with many stressors, which exceed the usual expectations of society. Although there is no way to eliminate stress and the burnout it can cause, there are methods law enforcement agencies can utilize to help officers prevent stress from worsening and to make it more manageable. This literature review contains information to help police agencies train officers about prevention and management of stress in the workplace. It is based on 29 studies from the United States, Australia, South Africa, India and The Netherlands. The review focuses on the definition and prevalence of police officer stress, characteristics of those most affected, better practices for prevention and management, and implications for policy and training.
Portland State University. Criminology and Criminal Justice Senior Capstone, "Prevention and Management of Stress in Policing: A Review of the Literature" (2014). Criminology and Criminal Justice Senior Capstone Project. 11.