Black People, What Police Officers Won’t Tell You.
What about the outlets needed for police to reduce the stress instead of transferring it to the public? The problem is that many police officers would not dare go to a departmental psychologist because the assessment would end up in their files. And unfortunately that is one of the quickest ways to walk yourself out of a job, a job most officers need. So some officers carry around the weight of nightmares and PTSD, fear, depression, anxiety and anger. Though none of these should be an excuse to abuse citizens, they are in fact reasons that impact behavior.