There is no question that more police officers die from suicide than those killed in the line of duty.
The suicide and attempted suicide of police officers is a mental health concern that has been neglected for far too long. Police Suicide: Is Police Culture Killing Our Officers? provides realistic insight into the life of a police officer through a police officer's eyes.
Presenting invaluable lessons learned by a Chicago police officer with more than 20 years of experience, it supplies detailed accounts of what an officer goes through to survive on the streets, as well what he or she gives up in return. A must-read for every new recruit and anyone currently working in law enforcement, this book addresses the critical issues involved with an occupation in policing.
Providing comprehensive coverage of the subject, it includes coverage of police culture, stress and burnout, personal issues, emotional survival, suicide prevention, risk factors, and PTSD.
The book is practical enough for line officers and has enough theory for an academic course on police stress and suicide. We need to do a better job of preparing police for this stress and a better job caring for our officers throughout their careers.
If we do so, we will have better police officers and we will be better served as a society.
This book is a primer in that direction. From problems on the street and administrative struggles to personal and family matters, this book provides readers with proven methods for coping with the emotional and physical issues police officers face each day while on the street and at home.