Shootouts, pursuits, crime scene investigations, being in contact with pain and violence, long working hours, extended work shifts, arguments and contestations with the public, organisational aspects and the difficult relationship with administrative bodies: police force workers are exposed to potentially stressful situations every day. In the case of the Local Police Force, no different to other forces of law and order operating in the territory, it is important to consider, assess and manage the psychological impact of stressful situations. The Local Police Force is often involved in emergency situations with a high emotive impact such as road accidents and relative investigations of incidents; civil protection in emergency situations, compulsory healthcare treatments; public safety; all undertaken in support of other forces of law and order as well as all those situations in which it acts as Criminal Police. What effect does all this have on the psycho-physical well-being and the effectiveness of the Local Police Force and Police worker? This is the first book in this country to offer an up-to-date study of stress factors and suicide risks in the forces of law and order with an international leaning, and states the results of a survey on perceived stress undertaken on over 3000 Local Police officers.