Family Matters: Executive Guide for Developing Family-Friendly Law Enforcement Policies, Procedures, and Culture
Law enforcement officers are routinely exposed to stressful, demanding incidents that challenge them both physically and mentally. The support system officers return home to at the end of a shift can have a significant impact on their resiliency. Whether they process the emotions following a shift by playing with their children or communicating with their partner, these interactions ensure an officer can return to work healthy and perform effectively. Members of these support systems—such as partners, children, parents, and friends—should have their own strategies and resources in place to foster a stronger support system for an officer.