The job of a law enforcement officer has always been challenging. There has always been a psychological price to pay for those who serve. Those statements can be supported by the long-standing prevalence of substance abuse, divorce and suicide within the profession. However, recent social, cultural and political climates have had an impact upon law enforcement officers that is unprecedented.
This presentation will examine the psychological impact that recent events have had upon law enforcement officers in the United States. As a result of that impact, the profession is experiencing a workforce crisis. Based upon his work with officers and agencies across the U.S., the presenter will provide the latest statistics and examples of specific psychological threats to the individual and the profession. Suggestions that can enhance the resilience and increase the retention of law enforcement officers will be provided.
Other Webinars with this Speaker:
- June 3: Millennials and Generation Z in Law Enforcement: The Strengths, Limitations and Unique Characteristics of “Me” Generations
- Aug 19: Under Siege: The Psychological Impact on Law Enforcement in these Troubled Times (this webinar)
The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) is one of the largest associations of law enforcement professionals in the United States, representing more than 3,000 elected sheriffs across the nation, and a total membership of more than 20,000. NSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of criminal justice and public safety. Throughout its seventy-seven year history, NSA has served as an information clearinghouse for sheriffs, deputies, chiefs of police, other law enforcement professionals, state governments and the federal government.