2019 – MCJA Mandatory: Law Enforcement Stress & Critical Incidents

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Instructional Goal: 

The student will be able to define what a critical incident and chronic stress are, identify certain characteristics of stress and how to cope with effects of a traumatic event, how to build and maintain resiliency, and identify available resources for assistance. 

Performance Objectives

At the end of this lesson, the student/group will be able to:

4.5.1 Define what a critical incident is and provide an example of at least one possible critical incident that can occur in law enforcement.

4.5.2 Describe what chronic stress is.

4.5.3 List at least 5 ways a critical incident can affect an Officer in a negative way.

4.5.4 Identify signs and symptoms of stress.

4.5.5 Give examples of how a critical incident and chronic stress can affect your body in a negative way.

4.5.6 Describe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

4.5.7 Give 3 examples of how you can build resilience and lower stress levels after a critical incident.

4.5.8 Understand the importance of a peer support system after a critical incident and when to get help.