Stretching the thin blue line even thinner

Officers are expected to act as warriors, psychologists, counsellors and public servants.

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Half of officers surveyed reported high stress levels and 46 per cent reported moderate stress levels, Valarie Findlay writes.
Valarie Findlay
Published: Monday, 04/04/2016 9:30 pm EDT
Last Updated: Tuesday, 04/05/2016 8:43 pm EDT

Much of the stress associated with policing, specifically patrol officers and those in specialized units, comes from what is known as the new policing model—one that is focused on risk-reduction and threat response in a complex society that has evolved in the past few decades.

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