Abstract

Research has shown a connection between trauma exposure and elevated health risks among police
officers. This study explored police health professionals’ knowledge and current practices in
educating officers about the trauma-health relationship. Results indicated the main method of
education included lectures and seminars, but participants expressed an openness to include
practical exercises such as mindfulness and yoga. The majority of survey participants were aware
of the connection between critical incident exposure and physical disease conditions. Participants
were open to learning trauma prevention techniques to improve health and wellness and to promote
resilience.