Year: 2021 Source: Cambridge, MA: Academic Press. (2021). p.113-128 SIEC No: 20210804

Suicide is a significant social problem and is a major concern for police and police organizations. This chapter reviews the evidence related to police suicide and suicidal ideation. It considers the prevalence of police suicide, demographics, and other associated factors in particular management and leadership, work patterns and occupational stress, as well as nonwork factors such as family problems, drug and alcohol use. Finally the chapter explores prevention strategies.