Law enforcement officers are not immune to the same creeping afflictions that affect other segments of modern society. In fact, studies show that they are, in many cases, even more susceptible than other individuals.
Along with the more immediate, explicit risks inherent to police work, stress and inactivity can lead to a chain reaction of physical and mental health problems, injuries, lost time on the job, and worse. In fact, issues related to wellness can carry an even greater threat than direct, line-of-duty risks. The National Study of Police Suicides found that law enforcement officer deaths by suicide in 2012 were twice as high compared with deaths from traffic accidents and felonious assaults.