Law enforcement agencies are in a tough position; they have a mandate to protect the public, but it cannot be met at the expense of their employees. Consider these statistics:
- More officers die of suicide than die of shootings and traffic accidents combined.
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) cites studies that show between 7% and 19% of police officers experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms, compared to 3.5% of the general population.
The ability to identify officers who are at risk for mental health issues, litigation, or reprimand is invaluable. Early intervention in these cases can help to save the officer’s career—or life. Read more