What resources are available to officers experiencing trauma? [Continued]

Full question: What resources are available to officers experiencing trauma? Are officers ever instructed to stand down or otherwise temporarily removed from active service to receive treatment for trauma or exceptional stress?

Answer:  There are several resources available to officers who experience trauma or exceptional stress.  These resources are provided through the City, the Cuyahoga County Critical Incident Stress Management Team, and there is also a private company that offers services upon retainer. 

There are circumstances when officers are deemed to be unfit for duty due to trauma and consequently relieved from duty. This relief is more often temporary. However, in some rare or extraordinary circumstance, relief from duty could potentially be permanent.

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1. What resources are available to officers experiencing trauma? [Continued]
2. Has the City considered instituting a civilian oversight component to serve those complainants who are less than comfortable with the notion that that the Dept. will adequately investigate itself?
3. Do you ask your prospective officers why do they want to serve? It can’t be just about benefits and a pension. [Continued]
4. Are there any plans to build a police substation?
5. I'm wondering if the Shaker Heights police department has received any military-grade weaponry or surplus military gear from the Pentagon or other federal agencies ... [Continued]
6. It sounds like we have a lot of hiring efforts going on. What does the data look like? How many black candidates, female candidates, etc have joined the force since 2016? [Continued]
7. When can we see officers on bikes? I think it’s easier to engage on with young people that was as opposed to the tradition vehicles.
8. Has Shaker Heights signed President Obama's pledge related to police use of force?