One story that is trending on news and social media is that of a law enforcement officer who drew his gun on unarmed teenagers.\u00a0 The same officer was videotaped ordering teenagers to lie on the ground and was viewed physically holding a teenage girl on the ground.\u00a0 The teenagers were reportedly at a neighborhood pool when an incident occurred and law enforcement was called. It should be noted that not all of the officers approached the incident in the same manner.\u00a0 Another officer was videotaped calmly but assertively asking several youngsters about the incident.\u00a0 His questioning was interrupted by the officer, who eventually drew his weapon. Comments and opinions on the blogosphere regarding this current event are emotionally charged.\u00a0 They clearly show biases that originate from the writers\u2019 life experiences and beliefs.\u00a0 These opinions are often framed in combative \u2018them versus us\u2019 tones.\u00a0 If one expresses concern for the law enforcement officer, another opinion will refute its validity and claim concern for the alleged victims.\u00a0 If one expresses concern for the victims, another writer will invalidate the comment and express full support for all actions, good, bad, or indifferent by the law enforcement officer. Unfortunately, these comments do not solve the problem and do not address the needs of the victims or law enforcement officers. Law enforcement officers and first responders have been found to have a higher incidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) than the general population. In the article \u201cWhat is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder\u201d author Pamela Kulbarsh, R.N. wrote that the prevalence of PTSD ranges from 4-14% among law enforcement officers.\u00a0 Many articles state that an exact number is difficult to obtain due to underreporting. Law enforcement officers are repeatedly exposed to threats of death and actual death.\u00a0 They are expected to make split second decisions that could result in major injuries or loss of life.\u00a0 Officers are sent to situations with cursory information and expected to provide appropriate solutions.\u00a0 Gary G. Felt, MA, MHC expounds on this concern in the article \u201cThe Relationship of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to Law Enforcement: The Importance of Education.\u201d Social workers and mental health workers understand that individuals who experience PTSD symptoms may believe they are under constant threat particularly in situations that are similar to other trauma related experiences. \u00a0They may display demonstrate irritability, anger and aggression with little to no provocation. These events provide opportunity for social work professionals to provide solutions using their knowledge and expertise of social work practice.\u00a0 Professional social workers, who are entrepreneurial minded, should also view these incidents as opportunities for career growth and advancement as well. https://twitter.com/splcenter/status/608398422694105088 Social workers can provide law enforcement officers with solutions and training to avert the appearance of being overly aggressive, unyielding and unreasonable.\u00a0 Social workers can also provide strategies that will enable law enforcement professionals to do their jobs while providing them with substantive protection. Social workers use social work methods and strategies.\u00a0 Solution enabling strategies include: Developing appropriate responses to problems based on client needs. Creatively combining knowledge, values and skills to gain understanding and build relationships. Respecting and facilitating healthy interactions among individuals, groups and environments. Assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating work at every level. A partnership between social work and law enforcement will create and promote an environment of support and safety for law enforcement officers and the community at large.