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    Do our policemen need mental examination?

    What happens to cops? It's not a suspicion, it's obvious that they are as violent as vultures. Does their jobs drive them so violent? Or maybe those cops who commit crimes were mentally ill before they applied for their jobs? I have no doubt that someone would name some other reasons of cops violence. I think it would be useful to examinate all the cops that are in charge now to cleanse our police in the name of our security. Do you agree?

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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3step View Post
    What happens to cops? It's not a suspicion, it's obvious that they are as violent as vultures. Does their jobs drive them so violent? Or maybe those cops who commit crimes were mentally ill before they applied for their jobs? I have no doubt that someone would name some other reasons of cops violence. I think it would be useful to examinate all the cops that are in charge now to cleanse our police in the name of our security. Do you agree?
    They should have to pass a Psyche eval.. same as airline pilots and anyone else who's job puts them in a position where mental issues can cause public harm.

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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    I have seen a few over the years that form the attitude that there are only 2 kinds of people on the streets, cops and perps.
    We could require mental exams for criminals, but all that would accomplish is a low unemployment rate for mental health professionals.
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    A lot of space between "do it" and "they do their job perfectly"!!!!
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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3step View Post
    What happens to cops? It's not a suspicion, it's obvious that they are as violent as vultures. Does their jobs drive them so violent? Or maybe those cops who commit crimes were mentally ill before they applied for their jobs? I have no doubt that someone would name some other reasons of cops violence. I think it would be useful to examinate all the cops that are in charge now to cleanse our police in the name of our security. Do you agree?
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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3step View Post
    What happens to cops? It's not a suspicion, it's obvious that they are as violent as vultures. Does their jobs drive them so violent? Or maybe those cops who commit crimes were mentally ill before they applied for their jobs? I have no doubt that someone would name some other reasons of cops violence. I think it would be useful to examinate all the cops that are in charge now to cleanse our police in the name of our security. Do you agree?
    You will have to support that with more than an anti-cop imagination. And BTW, vultures feed on dead ****, they are the least violent of meat eating birds, they will not even defend territory.

    So the very premise appears to be based on an erroneous bias.

    However, you don't realize that police, in a reasoned society, are tested physically and emotionally once a year as per the nature of the job of being exposed to assholes, blood, dirty politicians and dirt bag ignorant cop haters.

    Further, based on numbers, the most violent public servant in the United States is the president, who orders death on a daily basis. Do yopu want him to undergo a psychiatric evaluation every so often?

    Perhaps if you had some accuracy about what cops do - 95% never draw their weapon in the field - there might be reason for debate, like what is the effect of bull**** attacks on a profession like this on the individual officer's ability to perform? What are the effects of a president who consistently weighs in against law enforcement and sides with the suspects in averring some innocence.

    Yeah, they need to be followed by medical professionals, as they are under assault from the same left that issues death threats over ****ing pizza!
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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    It is a dangerous and demanding job so a monthly visit to a psychologist may not be a bad thing, and every person who you give a gun as an employer needs to have a mental/psychological investigation/assessment, that is a must and should be done prior to even hiring that person as a trainee cop.
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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    There are many places that do make law enforcement officers at the very least go through preemployment mental health evaluations.

    Psychological Screening for Police Officers

    And many of at least the major city LE agencies have guidelines for psych evaluations while working as a LEO.

    Police Psychology

    There is so much more information needed though for this question. What sort of evaluation? When? On a specific timeline from employment? After certain, specific incidents? When a concern is raised about a specific officer? All of the above? Honestly, I don't have any issue with any of these things, provided the "specific timeline" one, is reasonable and would have to take into account budget. Also, they shouldn't be done just because some people may feel that "police" as a group have an issue.
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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3step View Post
    What happens to cops? It's not a suspicion, it's obvious that they are as violent as vultures. Does their jobs drive them so violent? Or maybe those cops who commit crimes were mentally ill before they applied for their jobs? I have no doubt that someone would name some other reasons of cops violence. I think it would be useful to examinate all the cops that are in charge now to cleanse our police in the name of our security. Do you agree?
    I would say that training in conflict management and dangerous situations is called for.

    More important and certainly more effective would be a reliable system of punishment for misbehavior. How after all the problems we seem to have, can policemen be without head cameras?

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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    I dunno about local cops, but it's tough to become a state cop here. The state budget for anything is nonexistant, they have to pay for their own training, and yeah they do have psych eval.

    I figure that, while most probably do sign up to use their weapons, it's similar to middle school teachers. They may have the best intentions at first, serving the public and all that, but they become jaded thru working with and against scumbags all day. The amount of power they're given virtually guarantees they'll fall into corruption. I think to guard against this, there should be mandatory time off and say a 5 year limit on the street, and absolutely any laws against filming cops should be abolished.

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