Introduction

Dear Certified Peace Officer,

My name is Amy K. White. I am a retired law enforcement officer and am currently completing my doctoral degree in the clinical psychology program at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University-Phoenix. As a former officer I am aware of the psychological impact the job can have on an individual and the importance of being able to talk to psychologists and counselors who understand the job. The purpose this study is to examine the perceptions of law enforcement officers in seeking mental health treatment in an effort to provide services that are more aware of the law enforcement culture. This study is for research purposes only.

You are cordially invited to volunteer your participation in this national research study.


What Will Be Involved If You Participate?

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. If you participate in this research, you will be asked to complete the following: An anonymous, self-report survey located on Survey Monkey. The survey will ask questions regarding your perceptions and your perceived perceptions of others in seeking mental health treatment. Completion of the survey will take approximately 10 minutes.

There is the potential that completing this survey may elicit feelings associated with your experiences in seeking mental health treatment. If you experience distress please contact your agency’s EAP, local crisis number, or other mental health services listed at the end of this document.

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