This paper explains the significance of counseling for law enforcers to increase productivity.
Counseling is necessary for law enforcers through psychological interventions. This is through programs that build resilience among the law enforcers and their families. This is on an effort by the law enforcement agency to sustain their workforce. Through counseling, the law enforcers are better prepared to face their stressors. The enforcers can also be able to make apt adjustments when hit by hard instances in line of duty (Hess & Cho, 2012). Through counseling, the culture of therapy is initiated for the enforcer and their families. It is important that psychological interventions, for law enforcers, are unique and not the same as the common clinical practices. The police counselors must also have expertise working with law enforcers and understand the dynamics involved.
Counseling is important since the law enforcement agency can develop and implement programs that mitigate possible problematic behavior in the officers. Research links stress with police misconduct and it is important to consider the psychological state of the officers when analyzing instances of misconduct (Gooch & Williams, 2007). This is through direct intervention programs of counseling on critical incidences. Counseling can also be through indirect programs like wellness and training programs. In some cases, counseling is done on specific populations like the police