Wisconsin (WQOW) - In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month, Attorney General Brad Schimel is shifting his focus on law enforcement officer wellness.
“The deadly truth is: a police officer is far more likely to die of suicide, than homicide,” Schimel said. “At DOJ, we realize this troubling reality, which is why we are supporting Wisconsin’s law enforcement through a strong commitment to officer wellness – both in body and mind.”
Schimel said the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) plans to continue to improve law enforcement officer physical and mental wellness through training. The following are efforts in the making:
Law Enforcement Executives Training:
Schimel said the DOJ will continue to focus on suicide prevention and general officer wellness, as well as expand the chaplains program.
Schimel encourages any law enforcement officer, dispatcher, or Wisconsin citizen who finds themselves struggling with suicidal thoughts to seek help from support systems around them, or receive free, confidential support at any time by calling 1-800-273-8255.