Affecting Problems of police Personnel
There are many things that affect police personnel but there are also that are very crucial. There are some that can ruin the career of a person and there are some that can cause long-term physical problems. There are things like job stress, fatigue, domestic violence, corruption, and alcohol/ drug abuse that can hinder many police personnel’s career.
People are unaware of the stress that police officers face. Their stress is unlike any other type of job stress. The stress that police officers go through can be long-term and it can result in high-blood pressure, heart disease, ulcers, headaches, digestive disorders, and it can also impair an officer’s mental health. Job stress is the harmful physical and emotional response that can occur when there is a poor match between the job demands and the capabilities, resources, and/or needs of the worker. Police officers work many types of different shifts sometimes on monthly rotations. When your body goes through changes like that constantly your body has to try and adjust to it. These changes can cause a high level of stress. Working within the criminal justice system can cause stress. Administrative issues, paperwork and internal investigations can all cause stress while working in a police department. The stress that they go through can also result in fatigue.
One of the reasons why police personnel’s are in so many accidents is because of fatigue. Fatigue is the extreme tiredness, typically resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness. Fatigue is basically the loss of sleep. Fatigue can make a police officer overly tired and can put him/her at higher risk of being injured on the job or acting very inappropriately. There are ways that police officers can control their fatigue. Police administrators could pay attention to how they schedule officers so that they do not do too much work and too much overtime. Also pay attention to officers that have a second...