Logan CrawfordSep 12, 2017, 1:26 pm

Suffolk’s top brass discusses department's new plan aimed to help prevent suicides

Police Commissioner Tim Sini says police sensitivity training programs are important to save lives


YAPHANK — Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini says the department's sensitivity training programs are an important tool when it comes to preventing suicide.

Sini says so far this year in Suffolk County there have been 205 suicide attempts with 63 of those resulting in death.

Suffolk police say they've prevented numerous suicides, including a teen who tried leaping from a building in Kings Park and a man who tried jumping off the Robert Moses Causeway.

Emergency Services Officer William Judge said the suicide prevention training he received helped him up on the bridge to talk the man off the ledge.

Officials say there will be a suicide prevention walk at Jones Beach Sunday Oct. 22 to raise awareness about the issue.

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