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In this video, Dave Smith talks with Tony Aeilts about the difficulties in hiring dispatchers. Tony particularly stresses the importance of informing applicants of the potential stresses involved in the position.
Doug Wyllie sits down with Police Psychologist, Alexis Artwohl, to discuss the myths and truths of stress on the job. She talks about the importance of focus and having the proper mindset before going on duty for the day. There are rituals to help prepare for work, but also rituals to follow after work to make a smooth transition from work life to home life.
Renowned police trainer, Kathy Vonk, discusses her use of heart rate monitors to help academy participants realize how hard they are working themselves. Monitors are commonly used to measure stress performance in reality based training.