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Addressing Police Mental Health and Suicide

When nine Ontario officers died by suicide in 2018, the province’s chief coroner Dr. Dirk Huyer assembled an advisory committee to try to understand what the root causes were and recommend solutions. PAO President Bruce Chapman recently joined an Agenda discussion panel on the shift in perspective that’s needed in police work.

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