Report Prompted By Sandy Hook Offers Police Best Practices To Deal With Psychological Fallout
The U.S. Justice Department is recommending police departments put mental health programs in place to help their officers cope with trauma, including the aftermath of mass shootings.
The Associated Press:
Report: Police Departments Need Mental Health Programs
A U.S. Justice Department report prompted by the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre urges police chiefs around the country to put mental health programs in place in to help officers cope with on-the-job trauma, including the aftermath of mass shootings. The report, offered as a best practices guide, was prepared with help from officials including retired Newtown police chief Michael Kehoe, who led the response to the 2012 school shooting and worried over the following weeks that some of his officers might kill themselves. (Collins, 5/26)