Cops and sleep: How agencies can help mitigate the fatigue factor

Jim and Doug discuss how lack of sleep impacts effectiveness on the job and what agencies can do to help


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According to a 2011 study by the Automobile Association of America, 53 percent of police officers get less than 6.5 hours of sleep daily (compared to 30 percent of the general population), 91 percent report routinely feeling fatigued, 14 percent are tired when they start their work shift, and 39 percent admit to having fallen asleep at the wheel. In this podcast segment, Jim and Doug discuss the matter of police officer sleep and how it impacts effectiveness on the job.

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