• SOCIETY

    IDEОMOTORIC TRAINING AS A TOOL FOR PROFESSIONAL RELIABILITY IMPROVEMENT AMONG POLICE OFFICERS

    Science. Business. Society., Vol. 1 (2016), Issue 6, pg(s) 41-43

    Professional activity of police officers is often related to extreme situations stimulating the emergence and development of stress conditions. Police officers, who were not trained in dealing with stress, in extreme situations, can act in a professionally inappropriate manner and put at risk (including risk of death) those involved in a situation, including police officers themselves, and deteriorate the efficiency of resolving the situation of offence. Lack of skills on how to cope with stress significantly undermines normal activity of police officers. The article discusses the theoretical basis of the authors’ developed ideomotoric training program designed for police officers, as well as its validation results. The program aims to decrease the negative consequences of being emotionally involved in stressful situations and to enhance the individual resistance to stress among police officers. The special attention is focused on professional reliability improvement among police officers resulting from participation in the ideоmotoric training program.