is is often contributed to the fact that most police officers must learn to withhold their feelings and emotions and work, and this often transfers into other areas of their lives as well. Since statistics demonstrate that this problem is only increasing, it is important to take a close look at what can be done to prevent this from becoming a universal problem.
In this study, methods that can help solve these issues will be examined and proposed. Ideas to help police officers balance and maintain their lives as well as their daily stress will be presented. Through an analysis of the various strategies that may help police officers deal with their stress, solutions and recommendations will be reached and discussed, and it is hoped that this literature will therefore help save the lives (as police officers have a higher rate of committing suicide of those in other jobs) as well as the marriages (police officers also have a higher divorce rate than most) of the men and women who sacrifice their lives to serve their communities.
This project will demonstrate the need for a peer officer support model. Law enforcement has always been a demanding profession, however, the times are changing and police officers today are exposed to far more stress and carnage than ever before. Every day they encounter the worst that society has to offer in this ever changing violent world. Police officers learn quickly right from the police academy how to control and suppress their emotions. In this Cop Culture, this is what is referred to as the Blue Wall of Silence. What is the Blue Wall of Silence? It can be defined by the following assumption: If an officer lets someone know that he or she may feel, or has pain for others, they’ll take away the officer’s gun and assume that feelings ultimately jeopardize “THE JOB”. It is no secret that police officers today have a higher incidence of divorce, domestic violence, family dysfunction and suicide than the general population.