Evaluation training Mental Strength

Police and law enforcement / Police psychology

Evaluation training Mental Strength

A plan, process, and an effect evaluation of the training mental strength for police officers (full text only available in Dutch)


Police personnel need to be able to withstand the many kinds of operational and organisational stress that police work can entail. In 2011 a report was published stating that the mental resilience of police employees was under severe pressure.
The report played a role in the development of the ‘Strengthening Professional Resilience’ programme. Among the recommendations of the programme is that police officers should receive more and better training to increase their resilience. The ‘Mental Strength’ training programme was developed to implement this recommendation.
The evaluation of this Mental Strength (MS) training, which was developed by the School for Hazard and Crisis Control of the Netherlands Police Academy, is the subject of this report.

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Velden, P. van der, Lens, K., Hoffenkamp, H., Bosmans, M., Meulen, E. van der
International Victimology Institute Tilburg (INTERVICT) - Tilburg Law School, WODC
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International Victimology Institute Tilburg (INTERVICT) - Tilburg Law School