Stop More Police Like Us From Killing Themselves - Urgent Enquiry Into Police Suicide Now
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For too long, management of Australian Police Forces have silently accepted disproportionately high suicide rates amongst our troops - higher than the Australian population.
We demand a national Coronial enquiry, seeking answers in a State by State basis. We want to learn what are the primary stressors amongst our Police, what is/can be done to minimise this, and greater support services for our Police.
Some quotes from concerned Police across Australia:
“F*** You Police” - this was the last social media post of a SA cop who tragically took his own life just days ago.
"Suicide and bullying are rife within the police force. I’ve served as a cop for 11 years now - I’ve battled first hand the toxic “suck it up princess” internal culture. It’s destroying, and costing lives."
"I’m proud of my job, for keeping our communities safe from crime. We lock up murderers, protect domestic violence victims, and remove kids from horrific abuse. But what I’m sick of is the bureaucratic crap, intimidation and abuse of power that goes on internally."
"Stop sweeping the fact police are killing themselves under the carpet. This is too important. My colleagues are dying around me. For too long now, management of Australian Police Forces have silently, knowingly, accepted horrifically high suicide rates amongst our troops - disproportionately higher than the Aussie population."
I am starting this petition on behalf of myself and colleagues who are seeking an enquiry into the cause of suicides by Police in each Australian State.
We need to learn what the primary stressors are among our Police to then decide how to minimise more tragic deaths from happening.
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