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Title: How Will Law Enforcement Agencies Manage the Issue of Post-Shooting Trauma by the Year 2000?
Author(s): B R Carlson
Corporate Author: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 81
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study used futures research and a strategic management process to develop policy recommendations and objectives for California police agencies in addressing police post-shooting trauma by the year 2000.
Abstract: A survey of 22 current and former Santa Ana police officers revealed that 86 percent experienced some trauma after a shooting. This survey was also used to provide data on the types of police reactions experienced. The study examined post-shooting trauma from past, present, and future perspectives. Several research methodologies were used to examine how police agencies might effectively manage such trauma in the future. Several trends and potential events relevant to the issue were identified through a nominal group technique. The data were used to develop three scenarios of possible futures. The desired scenario portrays a law enforcement profession that has implemented a variety of training programs and services for officers. This scenario was the basis for developing a strategic management plan. Policy recommendations are to create awareness of the problem among police executives and stimulate a commitment to address the issue, enhance existing and develop new trauma training programs, establish guidelines for dealing with officers involved in a shooting, and create a peer counseling program. A transition management plan was developed to assist in implementing recommended policies. 12 figures, appended supplementary information, 15-item selected bibliography.
Main Term(s): Police occupational stress
Index Term(s): California; Long range planning; Police management; Police use of deadly force
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