Police Officer Burnout: An Examination of Officer Stress, the Policing Subculture and the Advantages of Family Counseling

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The work of a police officer is stressful and could potentially lead to burnout. As a result, a variety of reactions may occur which include, cynicism, abuse of authority, and in extreme cases suicide. One method which has been proven to be effective in treating officer stress is counseling; however, because of the policing subculture the opportunity to seek counseling has been ignored. In order to successfully manage officer stress, the subculture must be dealt with. Additionally, the officers' family must also be acknowledged as being affected by officer burnout. Counseling services must be made available to the officer's family ... continued below

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Yanez, Luiz December 2004.

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The work of a police officer is stressful and could potentially lead to burnout. As a result, a variety of reactions may occur which include, cynicism, abuse of authority, and in extreme cases suicide. One method which has been proven to be effective in treating officer stress is counseling; however, because of the policing subculture the opportunity to seek counseling has been ignored. In order to successfully manage officer stress, the subculture must be dealt with. Additionally, the officers' family must also be acknowledged as being affected by officer burnout. Counseling services must be made available to the officer's family and through training they can become a source of support instead of an added source of stress to the officer.

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Yanez, Luiz. Police Officer Burnout: An Examination of Officer Stress, the Policing Subculture and the Advantages of Family Counseling, thesis, December 2004; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4646/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .