SUNY Buffalo Finds Police Officers at Higher Risk for Adverse Health Outcomes

John Violanti, Research Professor in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine

Published July 13, 2012

New research from the University at Buffalo SUNY School of Public Health and Health Professions provides evidence that the daily psychological stresses that police officers experience in their work put them at significantly higher risk than the general population for a host of long-term physical and mental health effects. Dr. John Violanti, research professor in the department of social and preventive medicine, led the five-year study of the Buffalo Police Department called Buffalo Cardio-Metabolic Occupational Police Stress (BCOPS).