Officers' Physical and Mental Health and Safety: Emerging Issues and Recommendations

The OSW Group's April 2018 meeting expanded on previous discussions of ways to support officers' emotional health and organizational wellness. This meeting focused particularly on line-of-duty deaths in felonious assaults as well as in accidents, mental health and suicide, and crisis hotlines and other programs. Families, community members, and others can contribute to the important work that is needed in this area by supporting officer safety and wellness, participating in conversations and programming, and working to reduce the negative stigma surrounding mental health issues.

Author: Strategic Applications International (SAI)

Federal Sponsor Agency: COPS Office, BJA

Publication Date: November 2018

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