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FBI Launches Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection

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The Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection (LESDC) Act aims to help agencies better understand and prevent suicides among current and former law enforcement officers, corrections employees, 911 operators, judges, and prosecutors.

On January 1, 2022, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) launched the LESDC to provide a mechanism for law enforcement agencies to report suicides and attempted suicides of law enforcement personnel, as defined within the LESDC Act, for the purpose of compiling national statistics on these tragedies. Authorized law enforcement agencies are now able to submit suicide information for their officers for incidents occurring on January 1, 2022, and forward.

View the FBI press release and access the following resources to learn more:

Date Published: February 2, 2022