Year: 2001 Source: Quantico, VA: Federal Bureau of Investigation, (2001). p.689-693 SIEC No: 20101142

This chapter discusses the suicide-by-cop syndrome & the role of training. Law enforcement agencies need to provide training that will improve safety, performance, & awareness. A primary concern for law enforcement trainers is properly addressing the balance between giving information & possibly generating hesitation on the part of the officer to react appropriately. In training an officer to identify suicidal characteristics, agencies must remember that not all situations faced by the officer involving a suicidal person are going to afford the officer an opportunity to analyze beyond the threat of deadly force. JA