New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine has established a state task force to find out what can be done to prevent police suicides, the Associated Press reports. The state Policemen’s Benevolent Association has been pushing for such a task force.
Corzine said there has been an average of 12 New Jersey law enforcement suicides each year from 2003 to 2007. There have been eight so far this year. The 14-member task force will develop a strategy to help law enforcement officials to deal with stress and other mental health issues among officers.