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Police Leaders Vow to Address Officer Suicide During IACP Session

During the annual gathering of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Chicago last week, attending law enforcement leaders met to address the apparent rise in police officer suicide, vowing to address the problem with increased mental health support for officers.

November 4, 2019

Canines Bring Comfort to Victims

Canines Bring Comfort to Victims

The goal whenever a comfort dog is used during a crisis is to "calm people down then push them off to the resources they need. We also do a lot of work with first responders, especially in debriefings."

October 2, 2018

Canadian Police Association Urges Officers to Seek Help after 3 Officers Die by Suicide

Arizona Officer's Widow Grateful for New PTSD Law for First Responders

The widow of Craig Tiger — a Phoenix police officer who had been diagnosed with PTSD before dying by suicide — told reporters that she "is grateful for the new law that will help other first responders across the state have better access to mental professionals."

July 20, 2018

Arizona Governor, Accompanied by Phoenix Officials, Signs New First Responder PTSD Bill into Law

Arizona Governor, Accompanied by Phoenix Officials, Signs New First Responder PTSD Bill into Law

The purpose of this new law is to provide help to first responders who experience PTSD as a result of events they experience or witness on the job. “Arizona is grateful to the first responders who put their lives on the line every single day to protect our communities. With these commitments and sacrifices, we want to ensure that those who experience trauma on the job have access to the support they need," Governor Ducey said.

July 19, 2018

Video: More Officers Dying From Suicide Than Duty Deaths in 2017
More Officers Dying From Suicide Than Duty Deaths in 2017

More Officers Dying From Suicide Than Duty Deaths in 2017

After extensive research, a study by the Newton-based Ruderman Family Foundation found police officers and firefighters experience PTSD and depression at rates five times higher than the average public. More Here.

May 23, 2018

Lincoln (NE) Police Department

Lincoln (NE) Police Department

The Lincoln PD partners with mental health providers to get REAL about helping individuals in a mental health crisis.

May 3, 2018

New Arizona Law Provides Officers with PTSD Treatment

HB 2502 was drafted in response to the suicide of Phoenix Officer Craig Tiger and titled the “The Officer Craig Tiger Act.” In 2012 Tiger shot and killed a subject who was assaulting him and his partner as well as other citizens in a north Phoenix park with a club. He attempted suicide exactly one year to the date of the shooting. He later committed suicide in 2014. It is believed his death was the result of undiagnosed and untreated PTSD.

April 25, 2018

Indiana Officer Tells Story of PTSD that Led Her to Attempt Suicide
Video: Indiana Officer Tells Story of PTSD that Led Her to Attempt Suicide
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