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PTSD a Workers' Comp Issue For New Jersey Police

May 27, 2014  | 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is considered a workers' compensation issue for New Jersey police officers. However, it's not that way for many states. NJ.com reports on the issues in New Jersey.

Police and other first responders can suffer trauma as a result of their work, and across the country, many police unions are calling for workers' compensation for officers to cover PTSD.

Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson told a South Jersey Times reporter, "We need to extend far beyond than just when an officer discharges their firearm," he said. "The chronic exposure to traumatic events, such as grisly homicides or heinous crimes against children takes its toll on even the most seasoned officers."

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Tags: Officer Mental Health, New Jersey State Police, PTSD, New Jersey


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Steve @ 5/27/2014 9:03 PM

Ive been talking about this for the last few years. I work in a major metropolitan area and see more crime etc than many agencies because of the area I work. If I can be covered in the military for 4 years of service and a short deployment, how is a 20 year officer not covered?!

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