The newest episode of the COPS Office’s podcast series, The Beat, is out now!
In this podcast, Dr. John Violanti, retired New York State police officer and research professor at the University of Buffalo, discusses officer suicide as well as police health and police stress.
In 2017, more officers committed suicide than were killed in the line of duty. In this podcast, Dr. Violanti, a research professor at the University of Buffalo, talks about his research on police health, police stress, and suicide, and the need for departments to support officer mental health and wellness.
One of Dr. Violanti's current research efforts is to examine the suicide rate of police versus the general population as a way to determine if and how departments can utilize the data to improve mental health services for officers.