POWER - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128178720


1st Edition

Police Officer Wellness, Ethics, and Resilience

Editors: Konstantinos Papazoglou Daniel Blumberg
Paperback ISBN: 9780128178720
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 21st November 2019
Page Count: 276
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Power: Police Officer Wellness, Ethics, and Resilience collectively presents the numerous psychic wounds experienced by peace officers in the line of duty, including compassion fatigue, moral injury, PTSD, operational stress injury, organizational and operational stress, and loss. Authors describe the negative repercussions of these psychic wounds in law enforcement decision-making, job performance, job satisfaction, and families. The book encompasses evidence-based strategies to assist law enforcement agencies in developing policy programs to promote wellness for their personnel. The evidence-based techniques presented allow officers to get a more tangible and better understanding of the techniques so that they apply those techniques when on and off-duty.

This book is an excellent resource for police professionals, police wellness coordinators, early career researchers, mental health professionals who provide services to law enforcement officers and their families, and graduate students in psychology, forensic psychology, and criminal justice.

Key Features

  • Provides reader with evidence-based strategies to promote officer wellness
  • Covers compassion fatigue, moral injury, PTSD, operational stress, and more
  • Written by established scholars and professionals from a law enforcement context


Forensic Psychologists, Law Enforcement Officers, Criminologists, and Policy Makers. Students in Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Police Wellness programs at community colleges or universities

Table of Contents

Section 1: Foundation
1. Introduction
2. Defining Police Wellness
3. Neurobiological Threats to Maintaining Personal Wellness
4. Implicit Bias and Threats to Maintaining Personal Wellness

Section 2: Psychic Wounds: Consequences of a Lack of Personal Wellness
5. The Moral Risks of Policing
6. Compassion Fatigue & Burn-Out
7. Moral Injury in Law Enforcement
8. PTSD and Other Operational Stress Injuries among Police Officers: Empirical Findings and Reflections from Clinical Experience

Section 3: Intervention and Prevention
9. Creating a Culture of Wellness
10. Promoting Wellness
11. The Role of Compassion Satisfaction
12. Neurobiology of Police Health, Resilience, and Wellness
13. Community Relations & Community-Oriented Policing
14. Closing Thoughts


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About the Editor

Konstantinos Papazoglou

Dr. Konstantinos Papazoglou, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral scholar at Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in psychology (clinical - forensic area) as Vanier Scholar at the University of Toronto (U of T). He is a former Police Major of the Hellenic Police Force and European Police College and he holds a master’s degree in applied psychology from New York University (NYU) as Onassis Scholar. Currently, he is involved in community policing trauma-focused programs aimed to support victims of violent crimes. In addition, he is affiliated researcher with the Loss, Trauma, and Emotion Lab at Teachers College, Columbia University of New York. His research work focuses on stress, trauma, and resilience promotion among police officers. Towards this direction he has established research collaboration with many law enforcement agencies in US, Canada, and Europe (e.g., Police Training Institute – Illinois State Police, State Police of Kentucky, National Police of Finland).

Affiliations and Expertise

Postdoctoral Scholar, Yale School of Medicine Affiliated Researcher, Teachers College - Columbia University of New York

Daniel Blumberg

Daniel M. Blumberg, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who has spent the past 33 years providing all facets of clinical and consulting psychological services to numerous local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. He specializes in employment-related psychological evaluations, psycho-educational training, and management consultation. In addition to his expertise in workplace stress prevention and trauma recovery, Dr. Blumberg is an authority on the selection, training and supervision of undercover operatives. His training program on successful hiring of public safety personnel has received widespread praise. He is an Associate Professor in the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University’s San Diego Campus where he teaches a variety of psychology and forensic psychology courses. His research interests include police integrity, the moral risks of policing, and programs to improve relations between the police and the community.

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor, Alliant International University

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