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National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide FINAL REPORTUnited States. Department of Justice (2020)Policing is a stressful job. On a regular basis, police officers face difficult situations, including exposure to many potentially traumatic events, such as child abuse, car crashes, homicide, and suicide. Repeated, continuous exposures to these incidents and other routine stressors in one’s job and personal life can negatively impact mental and physical health, increasing the risk for suicide and related problems. Police agencies can help buffer the effect of these exposures and strengthen officer health and performance by implementing comprehensive approaches to supporting mental health, wellness, and suicide prevention.