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Methods for Reducing Stress in a Small Police Department.

Authors
Barker-BB
Source
NIOSH 1975 Dec:157-162
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00058027
Abstract
The organization and personnel characteristics of small police departments are surveyed, together with their advantages and disadvantages, and differences in community attitudes compared with larger city departments. The most important factor in reducing stress is the greater information and communication which exists in small departments. Policies can be explained, coverage can be arranged and senior officers can be available for discussion or advice. While small departments cannot afford "in-house" counselling services, such services are available in the community, and should be utilized to eliminate stress and improve the quality of police work.
Keywords
Law-enforcement-officers; Psychological-stress; Control-measures; Psychological-effects; Health-services-personnel; Sociological-factors;
Publication Date
19751201
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings;
Fiscal Year
1976
Identifying No.
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-187
NIOSH Division
DBBS;
Source Name
Job Stress and the Police Officer: Identifying Stress Reduction Techniques, Proceedings of a Symposium, Division of Biomedical and Behavioral Science, NIOSH, HEW Publication No. (NIOSH) 76-187
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