An Act providing mental wellness training for police officers


This legislation requires the Municipal Police Training Commission to develop and implement a course for training the Commonwealth’s law enforcement officers on mental wellness and suicide prevention. The course shall be 2 hours of instruction, and incorporated into both the recruit basic training curriculum and the in-service training curriculum. The bill requires all officers certified by the MPTC to attend and complete the course annually. The bill also requires every State Police Trooper to complete a course that meets the standards established by the legislation.