Class: Administration of Justice 15 – Police Supervision Book: "Supervising Police Personnel: The Fifteen Responsibilities"
• It takes a lot of vitality to be a successful leader • • Stress is a demand for change • • Stress is a natural phenomenon • • When stress is mismanaged it can be harmful • • There are three sources of stress: (1) personal, (2) environmental, and (3) organizational • • There are fours types of stress: (1) hyperstress, (2) hypostress, (3) eustress, and (4) distress • • Due to the very nature of the job a police supervisor is assured of experiencing all four types of stress-especially hyperstress • • Distress can seriously reduce the effectiveness of a police supervisor • • The police supervisor has to have a keen eye and be alert for signs of stress • • A wellness plan is essential so that stress level do not reach harmful levels
WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT: After reading Chapter 9, please answer the following essay questions. You will be graded on the thoroughness of your responses. Please rewrite the question first (copy/paste) and then provide an answer.
1. 1. List the four types of stress. Discuss the effects they have on us.
2. Pick three episodic non-work related stressors and three episodic work related stressors and discuss each. How are they related? Answer:
3. Discuss the concept of "Maintaining Your Vitality." From the six strategies select at least one point from each that you would use to combat distress. Answer:
4. Discuss the three sources of stress. What role does the police supervisor play, if able, in limiting these?