The Lifespan of the Police Professional
The Lifespan of the Police Professional. Just like any other individual in the society, police officers go through various developmental changes that affect their lifespan. (Marmar, 2006, p. 3). People are believed to go through spiritual, intellectual and psychological changes because of the environmental, social and cultural influences that exist around them. In the lifespan of a police officer, there are certain development stages that are mostly based on age. In other words, as the age of the police officer changes so does his/her developmental stages.
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It is essential for the police officers to understand the developmental stages of their lifespan so that they can make effective transitions and better choices in their lives. They should understand that with any freedom and power; there must be responsibilities.
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