The Police Stress & Health Program

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Thank you for your continued participation in our stress and health research program for police officers.  Your involvement over the years has contributed to a rich body of long-term research concerning the experiences and challenges faced by police officers.  

Over the past several months, our program has been in transition to a new home at New York University Langone Medical Center. Both Drs. Marmar and Henn-Haase are still leading our research team and have joined our New York staff to continue the program through NYU.  As our New York academy classes move into their fifth year and some of our San Francisco academy classes move into their fifth through eighth years your participation is deeply appreciated.  

Our research goals remain unchanged:

  • Improving our understanding of the unique stressors faced by law enforcement professionals
  • Identifying both positive and negative ways that officers cope with duty-related stress
  • Developing effective tools and treatments to assist officers in the management of duty-related stress in order to maximize the emotional and physical health and prevent occupational disability in police officers 

 To successfully complete this project and advance the understanding of police stress and health, we hope that you will continue your support by providing your invaluable information every year.  As always, all procedures are completely voluntary.

 Along with the annual surveys and annual interviews, we plan to repeat startle testing, cognitive testing, and the sleep assessment. New areas of research included in our study are:

  • Testing for genetic markers indicating resilience and vulnerability to stress 

For more information about our study findings, please visit our research page.

Headquartered at NYU Langone Medical Center and in collaboration with University of California, San Francisco, the Police Stress and Health Program operates sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City.

For more information about our study components, click here
Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

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