Police Officer Clarkdale Police Department Clarkdale, Arizona, United States
A panel discussion of a Suicide by Cop (SbC) incident that recently occurred in northern Arizona. The panel will include the police chief of the agency, who will discuss the initial call for service; the officer involved shooting; and the impact on the officer, agency, and community. The involved officer will discuss the decisions he made during this critical incident (with body cam) and how the incident impacted him and his family, both physically and emotionally. A chief of police and expert in SbC incidents and police contacts with persons with mental health issues will discuss the phenomena of SbC incidents in general, SbC assessments that can be done prior to and during these incidents, de-escalation techniques, and officer wellness after the incident.