MassCOP is proud to offer the first in the nation, statewide Police Union Peer Support program. This Peer Support program (which was part of the vision and promise made to our members at last year’s Convention by President Hovsepian, First-Vice President John Nelson, Secretary/Treasurer Bobby Murphy, along with your MassCOP Executive Board and our Attorneys at Sandulli Grace, PC) is cutting-edge. It is a much needed support program provided exclusively and in confidence for the betterment of our MassCOP members.
Stress, depression, and other issues affect people in different ways. Maybe you are having trouble sleeping or difficulty concentrating. Maybe your energy level is down or you feel anxious all the time. If these issues and others seem to be affecting you, connecting with peer support services can help. Take a confidential, anonymous, Self-Check Quiz to connect with a peer support officer and see how you might benefit from available services.
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"Chicago Is A War Zone": Police Suicide Rate Surges To 60% Above The National Average
During his early days on the force, 30-year-old, rookie Chicago police officer, Scott Tracz, was described by colleagues as an "upbeat" cop who had always dreamed of becoming a police officer to help people in his city. That is, until he sat in a black sports car outside his girlfriend's suburban house late last year, put his gun to his head and took his own life.