The New York Police Department has declared that it will deploy psychologists to every borough to encourage better officer mental health and wellness after a spate of recent suicides.

According to the Daily News, NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan said that a new hire—who has not been named because she has not yet begun work—will oversee the program aimed at increasing mental health and wellness.

The announcement of the newly hired chief psychologist and the plan to deploy mental health professionals across the city comes less than a day after it was reported that an off-duty officer was found dead of apparent suicide in his mother's Queens home.

 

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