Abstract

Shift work has been and continues to be the new normal for many working professionals.
Observations have been made regarding the significant impact a shift work lifestyle has on
workers. Studies discern that mental and physical health issues, some severe, could result from
continuous exposure to shift work, to include reduced off-time, which decreases the opportunity
for adequate rest. As economic conditions around the world decline, services like law
enforcement have increased. Understanding the mental and physical health needs of law
enforcement officers is paramount for them personally and for the communities they serve.