Heart Rate Response to Psychological Stress—Importance of Stress Education for Law Enforcement Recruits

by Robert G. Lockie, PhD, TSAC-F, Karly Cesario, Matthew Robert Moreno, TSAC-F, and Ashley Bloodgood
TSAC Report April 2019

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Law enforcement officers can experience psychological and physical stress in most of every part of their day, even starting from the first day of the academy. This article looks at Heart Rate Response in relation to stress, and interventions to manage stress through the academy.

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