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Job stress and the police officer: identifying stress reduction techniques.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-187, 1975 Dec; :1-255
A NIOSH sponsored symposium was held May 8-9, 1975 in Cincinnati, Ohio to assess psychological stress factors in policing and techniques for its remediation. Psychologists, psychiatrists, criminologists, police chiefs and patrol officers were among those presenting papers on key issues. Health statistics were offered showing police officers to have relatively high rates of stress- related digestive and circulatory disorders. Excessive numbers of suicides among police officers were also reported. A host of psychological stressors were identified of which conflicting job demands, negative public image, lack of court support and variable shift routines were among the more salient ones. Discussion was given to programs for stress reduction and alleviation in policing. These included participative management, individual and group counseling, biofeedback, and others.
NIOSH-Author; Psychological-effects; Psychological-factors; Hazards; Digestive-system-disorders; Circulatory-system-disorders; Law-enforcement-officers; Control-measures; Environment
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DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-187
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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