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The police profession carries significant psychological stress as police officers have to cope with difficult and even critical situations.

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We care about the psychological distress of police employees

Addressing psychological work-related stress

This is why, years ago, 24-hour emergency psychological assistance for police officers was introduced to provide for the immediate easing of emotional distress when a tragic or very traumatic event is experienced in addition to psychological assistance and support provided by psychologists employed in the police and by police officer confidants. Employees in the police are trained in conflict management, which is an integral part of strengthening good mutual relations in the police organisation. There are advisers in the police whose duty is to raise awareness of undesired behaviour affecting the dignity of employees, while psychologists also help in employment selection procedures.

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