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2. There are four types of stress to which officers are subjected these are external stress, organizational stress, personal stress, and operational stress. First is external stress. External stress is created by real threats and dangers ranging from the need to enter a dark and unfamiliar building to chasing lawbreakers at high speeds and many other actions. Second stress is organizational. Organizational stress is created by the nature of work in a paramilitary structure, which involves constantly adjusting to changing schedules, irregular work hours, and detailed rules and procedures. Third stress is personal. Personal stress can be a result of how an officer’s racial and gender is seen by
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Unformatted text preview: peers which can result in problems of getting along with other officers and adjusting to group values that differ from ones own. Social isolation and perceptions of bias are also factors that contribute to personal stress. Fourth and final is operational stress. Operational stress deals with the complete effect of having to deal with thieves, derelicts, and the mentally ill also; being lied to so frequently that all citizens become suspect as well as; being required to face danger to protect a public that seems hostile and finally always knowing that one may be held legally accountable for ones actions....
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ADM J 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '06 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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