Emotional state of police personnel in times of pandemic

Jessica Paola Palacios Garay, Ulises Córdova García, José Ernesto Sánchez Morales, Mitchell Alberto Alarcon Diaz, Fidel Tadeo Soria Cuellar

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The emotional state of the police personnel working in this emergency situation has led to situations of emotional instability at the individual, family and work levels. This study aims to analyze the emotional state of four police officers who provide security and patrol services in a state of health emergency by COVID-19; they were interviewed in a semi-structured manner. For this study, the qualitative phenomenological design approach was used. The results show that the participants present emotional difficulties such as fear, anxiety, depression, melancholy and stress due to their risk exposure to the state of health emergency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-541
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Early Childhood Special Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Emotional instability police
  • Emotional state
  • Health emergency


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