One of the greatest dangers to cops: Mental health crises and suicide

It is a sad reality that crime and violence and their consequences impact too many lives, families and communities. This is what the men and women in law enforcement dedicate themselves to trying to prevent every single day.

It is part of the commitment we make to serve others. Collectively, our communities are working together in new ways to make sure law enforcement is more responsive and accountable to those we serve.

Those of us in law enforcement face many dangers in the course of our careers. Unfortunately, it’s become clear that one of the biggest dangers we face comes from within.