Episode: 41: The Unreasonable Ask: Supporting Police Officers Fighting the Emotional Toll of Their Jobs
This week, Chief Neil Dubord is joined by Steve Joordens, a Professor at the University of Toronto where he teaches psychology, and Sgt. Dave Haynes, a Police officer who has been working for the Toronto Police Services for 21 years.
In this episode, Chief Dubord speaks with Steve and Dave about how they put together a course for police officers to help face the stress and anxiety that come with their very challenging jobs. Steve explains how this course became an amazing opportunity to give back to the community by helping officers in need. Steve and Dave share how their course fits with police culture, while at the same time, acknowledging the often unrecognized psychological challenges police officers have to face.