Although there are useful questionnaires in the literature for investigating general work-related stress that can be administered to any category of worker, there are still few tools for assessing stressors that are typical of high-risk support professions, such as law enforcement. The methodological overview proposed here presents some of the main tools for the detection of organizational well-being applicable or already applied to the contexts of police forces with all the difficulties of census. Although there is some validation from the field studies, some limitations have been found in the various studies related to the assessment of stress in law enforcement agencies. In any case, apart from the methodological evidence on which work still needs to be done, a problem remains evident, that of applied research, of the possibility of constantly monitoring and measuring a phenomenon which is still too underestimated but which is still recurrent in police organisations, that of psycho-social risks, stress, malaise and burnout among operators.
Keywords: Organizational well-being, stress, measurement, prevention.