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    Chapter 17B: Establishment of department; "the department" defined

      Section: 52:17B-77.15: Training curriculum to prevent suicide committed by law enforcement officers.

          1. a. The Department of Law and Public Safety, in consultation with the Department of Human Services, shall establish a training curriculum designed to prevent suicide committed by law enforcement officers. The issues addressed in the training curriculum shall include, but not be limited to, the causes, behaviors, warning signs, and risk factors associated with officer suicide. In addition, the training curriculum shall:

1) identify appropriate intervention strategies to be used by law enforcement departments to effectively prevent officer suicide; and

2) provide information concerning programs that offer crisis intervention and counseling services to law enforcement officers.

b. The training curriculum established pursuant to subsection a. of this section shall be made available to each State, county, and municipal law enforcement department and each campus police department at an institution of higher education that appoints law enforcement officers pursuant to P.L.1970, c.211 (C.18A:6-4.2 et seq.) to be used as part of in-service training provided to each law enforcement officer in this State. The in-service training shall be administered to each law enforcement officer once every five years following the officer's date of initial appointment.

L.2019, c.368, s.1.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2020-02-12 11:02:38.

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