Means of Police Officers’ Physical and Psychological Rehabilitation in the Conditions of their Service Activities
Aim: To determine the negative factors of police officers’ service activities and to theoretically substantiate the available means of police officers’ physical and psychological rehabilitation in the conditions of their service activities. Materials and Methods: To analyse the peculiarities of police service activities, we conducted the survey of police officers (n=237) of various structural units of the National Police of Ukraine. The expert assessment was conducted in order to determine the effective means of police officers’ physical and psychological rehabilitation, which involved 18 experts. The research was conducted in 2016-2021. Results: Negative factors were identified that lead to a deterioration in police officers’ service activities, including: overtime at work, frequent involvement in public safety and public order maintenance, day’s duties, frequent injuries and injurious effects during the detention of offenders and other events. The expert survey of the specialists involved in professional training, medical examination, psychological support of police officers showed that pedagogical (33.2%), physical (39.6%), psychological (39.2%) means are highly effective in police officers’ physical and psychological rehabilitation. Conclusions: It was found that the negative factors of police officers’ service activities collectively result in fatigue, excessive fatigue, lead to deterioration of physical working ability, mental status and require introduction of physical and psychological rehabilitation means.
physical and psychological rehabilitation, service activities, police officers, фізична та психологічна реабілітація, службова діяльність, поліцейські
Valentyn V. Bondarenko et al. Means of Police Officers’ Physical and Psychological Rehabilitation in the Conditions of their Service Activities. Acta Balneol, TOM LXIII, Nr 4(166);2021:273-278.