Reports on Improving Safety and Wellness of the Nation’s 800,000 Law Enforcement Officers
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Two new complementary reports are available that focus on the mental health and safety of the nation’s federal, state, local and tribal police officers. The reports were published by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) as required by the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017.
Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act: Report to Congress includes 22 recommendations to Congress ranging from supporting programs to embed mental health professionals in law enforcement agencies to supporting the development of model policies and implementation guidance for law enforcement agencies to make substantial efforts to reduce suicide.
Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Programs: Eleven Case Studies is designed to provide an overview of multiple successful and promising law enforcement mental health and wellness strategies with the joint aims of informing Congress, state and local government officials, and the law enforcement field. The report includes 11 case studies from a diverse group of sites across the United States.