Law enforcement is a tough job, and it’s no secret that we as police officers often work long hours and irregular shifts. It’s a demanding job that requires a lot of physical and mental effort (!), and unfortunately, this can often lead to fatigue and impaired decision-making. When we are tired, our performance suffers, and this can have serious consequences for both the officers and the communities they serve.
Have you heard of trauma informed interviewing? It’s a new approach to interviewing that’s gaining popularity in law enforcement agencies across the country. The idea behind it is that individuals who have experienced trauma may have difficulty communicating about their experiences, and traditional interview techniques may not be effective in obtaining accurate information from them.