Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police Magazine – Fall 2020
Our ability as law enforcement executives to develop and exercise the resiliency necessary to maintain effectiveness as leaders in our respective organizations and the communities we serve is critically important. That effectiveness is being challenged today in ways we never imagined and beginning to take an emotional and physical toll on public safety professionals at all levels, as well as members of the communities they serve. In the past six weeks, I have counseled several police officers dealing with anxiety and other emotional challenges attributed to the current state of unrest and discord throughout our nation. Many of my clients have expressed concern over the negative portrayal in the media of police and community relations, particularly communities of color.