There seems to have been a rash of police officers arrested lately and I wonder what we as a profession are going to do about it.
We talk about the effects of stress on the job a lot here at CopsAlive.com and we talk about police officer suicide, alcohol abuse, divorce, domestic violence but this is one of the side effects that we don’t talk about too often. Is this representative of a few “bad apples” or is it a bigger issue of officers not being able to handle the stresses of the job. Does that mean we picked the wrong people for the job or did the job get to these men who were basically good people?
March 23, 2010
Colorado state trooper arrested on DUI charges
In this case an on-duty trooper was stopped in his patrol car by another agency and arrested for investigation of DUI.
April 6, 2010
Westminster police officer and corrections officer held in kidnap, rape of woman
In this case two law enforcement officers are charged with the kidnapping and violent rape of a woman who they saw working in a bar.