Almost every law enforcement officer has dealt with fatigue caused by shift work and other job-related factors. It’s a serious problem—yet few agencies recognize the risks fatigue presents or are taking a proactive approach to addressing it.
In this webinar Dr. Lois James, Dr. Stephen James and Gordon Graham explore the effects of sleep loss and shift work on law enforcement officers’ decision-making, critical thinking, coordination and balance, driving and more, as well as practical steps agencies and officers can take to minimize the effects of officer fatigue and reduce associated risks.
- What contributes to officers being overly fatigued.
- The connection between officer fatigue and increased agency liability.
- Steps innovative agencies are taking to combat officer fatigue.
- How policy can and should support officer wellbeing and work to prevent overly fatigued officers from endangering themselves or others.
Lois James, PhD Stephen James, PhD Gordon Graham
Asst. Professor Asst. Research Attorney &
Washington State Professor Co-Founder
University Washington State Lexipol
Sleep & Performance University
Research Center Sleep & Performance