Chicago Police launches new data program to identify stressed out cops

StateScoop: The Chicago Police Department on Tuesday announced a new pilot project that uses data to monitor the mental health of police officers. It’s the city’s latest attempt at introducing police reforms that Mayor Lori Lightfoot says are only “the start” for increasing accountability.

The new “Officer Support System,” or OSS, will use administrative data from the CPD to proactively provide police officers with mental health and wellness resources. Within the program, supervisors will have the option to connect officers with an array of counseling and therapeutic services even before an officer asks for help or shows any warning signs.

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