CANTON -- The newest St. Lawrence County-David Sullivan Law Enforcement Academy class at SUNY Canton will receive training in officer wellness alongside their other semester-long studies.
Police Academy Director of Operations Joseph W. Brown said “the impact of making possible life-or-death decisions and the everyday rigors of modern law enforcement adds to the strain on police officers, resulting in staggering instances of mental health emergencies.” The new training focuses on identifying work-related stressors and how to recognize and cope with them every day. "Maintaining a healthy mind and body is just as important as preparing against the dangers they will encounter in the field," he said.
Members of the Domestic Violence Response Team, a collaborative effort of LPD and LCSO, gather at the Advocates of Lake County office to discuss current cases the program is managing. From left to right, Heather Muth of the Department of Human Services, Deputy District Attorney Lauren Crisera, Undersheriff Jacob Freidenberger, and Sheriff Amy Reyes.
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If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, there are numerous local and national resources available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which may be reached by calling 1-800-273-8255; and Serve & Protect, which may be reached by calling 615-373-8000.
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