Session instructs police officers on how to cope with stress

Session instructs police officers on...

READING, Pa. - Police officers in Berks County have received special training.

They gathered at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Reading for a seminar on how officers can deal with stress throughout their careers.

Organizers said officers often suffer from stress after a difficult situation, like being involved in a shooting or from the day-to-day pressure of being a cop.

They said learning how to handle those feelings in a healthy way can have a positive impact on the force and at home.

"We're so busy helping everybody else that we forget that we need to invest in our own health and also in our families," said retired Capt. Brian Nanavaty of the Indianapolis Police Department. "We're not going to survive our careers without that support system."

The police chiefs also learned about support programs and organizations cops can reach out to during difficult times.

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