Let's state the obvious. It's not easy being a police officer. And, it's especially difficult if you are a law enforcement officer in Idaho based on the most recent statistics.

this stress carries over into the amount of sick time the officers use and breakdown of their personal relationships

SafeWise has just released their findings on what states have the biggest challenge when it comes to workload for police officers. The numbers for Idaho are not good. Here's what they found.

Each officer in Idaho has about 483 people to watch over. That’s why Idaho was the third busiest state for cops

This is based on the most recent FBI statistics for property and violent crimes. When all the numbers for all the states are crunched, Idaho is #3 when it comes to overworked police officers.

The cause and effect of this Idaho police situation is troubling. In Public Safety broke down how this stress carries over into the amount of sick time the officers use and breakdown of their personal relationships.

The good news in the Magic Valley is many agencies are currently hiring including Twin Falls County Sheriff's office and Cassia County. Perhaps, this is the only real way to affect change with this problem.