Are you a police officer who has been a victim or witness of an ambush? Researchers at West Virginia University are currently recruiting participants for a research study examining the psychological trauma and resilience of police officers involved in an ambush. In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:
• You must be 18 years of age or older. • You must be a current or past sworn law enforcement officer in the United States. Specifically, you will have been employed as a sworn law enforcement officer within a city, university or college, county, state, tribal, or federal agency during the time of the ambush. • You must have worn or carried a badge, carried a firearm, was duly sworn and had full arrest powers, was a member of a public governmental law enforcement agency and was paid from government funds set aside specifically for payment to sworn law enforcement, and was acting in an official capacity, whether on or off duty, at the time of the ambush. • You must have been a victim or witness of the ambush. A victim officer is an officer who was injured as a result of the ambush. A witness officer is an officer who witnessed another officer being killed or injured, but were not injured themselves, during an ambush.
Participants will have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win one of four $25 Visa gift cards. The online survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and can be found at:
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