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Waterloo considering suicide awareness class for police

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

For the first time, an eastern Iowa police department is considering suicide awareness training... for its own officers.

The money to pay for a police suicide awareness class will go before the Waterloo City Council next week.

The training would cost about $1,500.

"We are going to present it to about 30-40 of our officers and it is being provided by the National Police Suicide Foundation. With the current challenges we face in our profession, I venture to say suicide by police officers is likely getting worse," said Director of Safety Dan Trelka.

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