Gilmartin also discusses and describes the psychological impact the officers suffer from being exposed to frequent tramatic events. Being enthralled in violent events and the victims of crimes would have an impact on anyone.
49% of the sample completed CIT training within the previous 2 years. The average age of the officers sampled was 44 years old. 91% were white and 26% were female. Also, 58% had at least a college degree and the average tenure of the officers was 17.5 years. The researchers found that officers who felt that CIT enhanced skills and improved accessibility of services, reported greater confidence in their abilities. Furthermore, they found that the preparedness of officers to handle incidents involving possible mental illness was associated with officer confidence in their abilities. However, the study did not find a significant interactive effect between the measures of personal contact and familiarity with mental illness, perceptions about the community mental health system, and attitudes about departmental effectiveness. A weakness of the study was that the sample size was small and consisted mostly of white males. Having a more diverse sample group could be a potential follow up to see if the results are true across the board for officers all races and of both genders. A strength of the study was that it set out to answer questions that had not been previously asked about the crisis intervention team program. My biggest takeaway from this article was that attitude and perception plays a very large role in the effectiveness of this program. As the results show the perceived effectiveness of the program and the officer can have a major impact on the situation. More so than the officers personal experience with mental illness for
The history of policing can be traced back to the beginning of time. When looking at the subject of police work there is a large culture and history that follows along with it. There are many topics that can be analyzed when identifying, and describing the elements and the significances that are associated with policing. A large element of the police job that plays a large factor in the work and attributes to the policing culture is the amount of stress that an office will face while performing on the job. Another part of the job that plays a large part in the culture
From police interaction of the mentally ill, Crisis Intervention Training has been born with the focus on police officers being able to identify individuals who may be suffering from various type of mental illness. In addition to being able to identify if a person is suffering from a mental disorder, the training also teaches officers the skills to communicate with them in hopes to de-escalate the tense situation peacefully (Russell, 2012).
Suicide among police officers is a dramatic example of what can happen when those entrusted with the protection of others fail to protect and care for themselves (Suicide and the Police Officer, 2006). Police officers tend to create an identify for themselves in order to seem powerful, in-charge, and unwavering in the line of duty, when in reality the persona that they create can lead to officers breaking down physically and mentally (McCord 368). After an officer joins the police force, they are expected to accept the fact that there will be violence and trauma in their line of work. There are no mental health checkpoints that officers are required to meet in order to continue working in these stressful conditions, forcing
The articles used in this paper explain whether one officer or two officers patrolling is effective in maintaining safety among officers. One officer and two officer patrol cars has been a never-ending debated issue. The reason why it has been highly debated is because some agencies view two officers in a patrol car as less effective or no difference at all than one patrol officer. According to Frank Day (1955), agencies with one officer in a patrol vehicle have reported having signs of success. (p.) The advantages for one officer in a patrol car is that there is less distractions, and they respond faster to calls. In a two officer per car method officers can be distracted by conversations with their
The three health officials will also be required to critique the social worker's form of being an assistance to the top three health care officials in the program as well as the patients who are receiving treatment. With the social workers being trained by the top three health care officials. The social workers in the facility will be taught to have passion for the rehabilitation of the inmates and are strongly encouraged to have a positive influence on the inmates as they help the mentally ill inmates cope with their internal issues. Social workers will be required to train the correctional officers as to recognizing any suspicious actions. Also the correctional officers will be trained by the correctional facility on how resolve most conflicts involving an inmate and the staff by use of his or her voice rather than using physical violence which could worsen the mental status of the inmate. Any suspicious actions or mood swings should be monitored by any part of the staff, much of the prison population dealing with mental health issues end up committing
The three gravest threats to officer safety: First inmates provide a direct source of stress
To begin, the main problem running amuck at the Dade Correctional Institution is the systematic abuse of the inmates by the security guards in the Transitional Care Unit. This problem exists at many different levels, ranging from individual to possibly system-wide levels. For example, many counselors and technicians witnessed first hand the abuse given out by the guards and very few came forward to offer their testimony. Also, many officials and higher ranking superiors would actively advise those who did come forward to remain silent, out of possibly retaliation from the guards.
Police officers are faced with many different circumstances throughout each day. Some of these situations include interactions between the mentally disabled,
As crime coexists with humanity, the presence of the police force ensures the suppression of crime and the safety for our society. Every occupation has its own work stress. What is unique is all the different stress found in one job. Aside from the heroic services police officers perform in their duty, they experience overwhelming stress in their daily duty. Police stress refers to the negative pressures related to police work (Police Stress, n.d.). In order to maintain peace and order, there must be an effective police force up and running. For that to happen, departments need to be aware and deal with the negative effects caused by police stress. Whereas, police officers must conquer their stress in order to work at their
The goal of this paper is to explore the use of restraint in psychiatric care. I realized that while I have first hand experience performing restraints, while I worked as a mental health specialist at Mclean hospital, I haven’t explored much of the research around restraints., I start by describing parts of restraint training, as well as, factors to avoiding restraints. Then, I describe polices and the actual mechanisms of restraint. Followed by, a reflection of how my experience with restraints changed over the year I worked at Mclean. The reflection takes on a more story like tone. To finish the paper I will discuss some research that has been conducted on restraints in psychiatric care and how they can be prevented. I want to make it clear
This study examined the predictors of repeated aggression on a maximum-security forensic psychiatric hospital by conducting a sudy, approved by the Institutional Review Board, in a 1,500 bed maximum-security forensic hospital located in the Los Angeles area. The subjects of the study were patients committed due to their inability to stand trial or found not guilty due to insanity.
The psychologist 's ' services that the psychologist provide consist of counseling and evaluation more than training and monitoring of police behavior. Counseling is more likely to be a response to excessive force incidents than a preventive step (Scrivner, E, M., 2004).
This essay will provide information about an encounter my relative had with the police while driving from work to home on one Saturday morning. Due to confidentiality reason, his name has been removed from this essay. In this essay, I will address to him as Mr A.