Law Enforcement Agencies should implement a Chaplaincy Program




Saenz, Jorge

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Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT)


Stress has been a part of human life for a long time, but everyone handles it differently. Due to the various types of calls they respond to on a regular basis, police officers are under a great deal of stress. For fear of being branded as weak, police officers have always felt that they cannot talk to or tell anyone what they are feeling, even after responding to critical incidents. They bottle up all of their emotions, which causes their stress levels to rise. It could even lead to them committing suicide if they don’t have the resources to speak to someone like a peer support group. Therefore, it is very important for a law enforcement agency to implement a peer support program, like a chaplaincy program. Law enforcement agencies must step up and protect the police officers in their organization from the possibilities of committing suicide. A saved officer is a saved family and a saved organization.



Police Chaplains, Police--Job Stress, Peer Counseling