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Stress in Police Organizations

There are four types of stress - external, organizational, personal, and operational - that are associated with the policing profession.

Assess external stress:
- What is external stress?
- How does external stress affect the officer's job?
- How does external stress affect the officer's social and personal life?

Assess organizational stress:
- What is organizational stress?
- How does organizational stress affect the officer's job?
- How does organizational stress affect the officer's social and personal life?

Assess personal stress:
- What is personal stress?
- How does personal stress affect the officer's job?
- How does personal stress affect the officer's social and personal life?

Assess operational stress:
- What is operational stress?
- How does operational stress affect the officer's job?
- How does operational stress affect the officer's social and personal life?

Assess the options for dealing with stress:
- In general, what are the effects of stress on police officers? What are the mental and physical problems associated with stress?
- How can police departments help officers deal with stress?

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External stress:
External stress for police officers deals with issues such as family life, personal issues, or any stress related causes that are not associated directly with their job.
-What is external stress?
Stress that is external to the job, but still has the ability to be detrimental to the performance of the officer.
- How does external stress affect the officer's job?
It affects their job through the ability to provide distractions and emotions that could hamper their ability to perform their duties accurately.
- How does external stress affect the officer's social and personal life?
External stress is social and personal stress issues that are intertwined in the officer's life. This affects different people differently.

Organizational stress:
Organizational stress within police departments is predicated upon issues such as management, promotion, satisfaction, and other job-related issues that play a role in the commitment of the officer to the agency.
- What is organizational stress?
Organizational stress on the job can range from ...

Solution Summary

The stress in police organizations are examined. The external stress and how it affects the officer's jobs is provided.

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