Combat Deployment and the Returning Police Officer

Source: Barbara Webster, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, COPS Innovations, e08086158, August 2008

Strategies for reintegrating police officers who have been deployed in combat zones are presented. This report has these sections: introduction; project background; psychological effects of combat and natural disasters; intervention and treatment; law enforcement agency responses — L.A. Police Department Military Liaison Program, L.A. Sheriff’s Department Military Activation Committee, Kansas City (Missouri) Police Department, and Richland County (South Carolina) Sheriff’s Department; and conclusions and recommendations.

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