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The purpose of this study was to determine the overall satisfaction officers experience with the mental health resources provided by their department. The research aimed to determine whether or not age had an impact on satisfaction levels of police officers. The results from this research would provide information for law enforcement agencies to use in evaluating their own mental health services. Archival survey data from the National Police Suicide Foundation (n = 48) was used for this study to examine the research question: how does age impact an officer's satisfaction in mental health resources. A linear regression was used to analyze the data. In the current study, age did not appear to be a predictor of officer satisfaction in mental health resources. The implications for social change are that awareness is raised by law enforcement agencies to evaluate their own programs to ensure their officers are receiving adequate mental health care.