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The number of officers committing suicide last year was twice as high as either officers killed by felonious assault or killed in traffic accidents. Many agencies lack the resources to prevent officer suicide from occurring and are unprepared to respond effectively to it when it does. That is why the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) have teamed up to host a national symposium on law enforcement officer suicide.

The all-day symposium, Breaking the Silence: A National Symposium on Law Enforcement Officer Suicide, will commence tomorrow, July 11th at the Alexandria Police Department.

Read more at IACPBlog.org.

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