A timely security story that we almost missed at the turn of the year can be found on In Public Safety. It has to do with the stress and trauma regularly experience by police and other security officers.
“It’s no secret,” the post notes, “that being a law enforcement officer is made extremely difficult by cumulative stress, ongoing exposure to traumatic incidents, and endless public scrutiny. It is a career that takes a toll on a person, no matter how resilient or well-prepared they believe they are. As a result, it has become critical for officers to constantly evaluate their own mental wellness, find healthy ways to manage stress, involve their family and friends in assessing their well-being, find the courage to recognize when they need help, and then take action to get that help.”
Too many people tend to view police and other security officers as workaday supermen. For a corrective to that notion, spend some time reading the In Public Safety post and it’s linked supporting information. You’ll find that security officers are human too.