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Coronavirus: Officer Health, Staffing Shortages, and Enforcing the Shut-Downs

An increasing number of officers—at least two dozen in Washington, another two dozen in California, and several more in other states—have been ordered into quarantine.

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Alabama Officer Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

An officer with the Hoover (AL) Police Department was found dead Friday of an apparent suicide.

Pulling the Pin: Planning for Your Retirement from Law Enforcement

Here are a few thoughts I've collected over the years of knowing a great many retired officers who are incredibly happy and successful after they've shelved the uniform, returned to civilian ranks, and done amazing things as "regular people" after leaving active-duty.

Stopping Officer Suicides

Know the warning signs and the resources available so you can get help for a colleague contemplating suicide before it's too late.

NYPD to Place Psychologists in Every Borough to Address Officer Mental Health

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.

NYPD Officer Dies by Suicide in His Mother's Home

An off-duty officer with the New York Police Department was found dead of an apparent suicide in his mother's Queens residence.

Florida Officer Honored for Helping Prevent Police Suicide

Officer Sean Wyman was presented with the Attorney General's "Back the Blue" award for his efforts to help police officers in distress seek help and prevent suicides.

DOJ Announces Plan to Track Police Officer Suicides

The United States Department of Justice has announced that it will begin collecting data on police officer suicides, and will provide grants to state and local law enforcement agencies to improve mental health services, train to reduce the stigma of officers seeking help, and create programs to address repeated exposure to stress and trauma.

How New York State Police is Addressing Officer Mental Health and Wellness

What good is all the training and equipment we have for protecting our peoples' physical health and safety if we don't make available every possible resource to protect their mental health as well?

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2 Thoughts on Policing in 2020

Here are some thoughts for 2020 to continue to reduce line-of-duty deaths and reverse what appears to be a significant spike in police officer death by suicide.