Letters to the Editor

Make police counselling mandatory

Thursday, September 20, 2012    

Print this page Email A Friend!


Dear Editor.

I refer to your article of September 17, 2012 regarding the JCF chaplaincy needing at least 150 volunteers. I think counselling for police personnel should be made mandatory as they are often exposed to all kinds of stress, and this affects their loved ones and the society.

Some police even know they have issues and refuse to share them with anyone. I can testify to that because I was dating an officer and it was the most stressful time of my life. The officer didn't communicate and his behaviour was often strange. Instead of embracing love and affection, he ran away from them. It was like dealing with a hard rock, and I often wondered if I was the problem.

I recommended a psychologist and he refused. This even backfired on me. So my question is, "Will some of these police personnel take up the offer of getting help or will they make pride force them into destructive behaviour because they are enforcers of the law?

A Shawn

Kingston

ADVERTISEMENT

POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

 

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

Should the next Police Commissioner be recruited from overseas?
Yes
No


View Results »


ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT