Creating a Culture to Address and Prevent Officer Suicide
This conference workshop presentation addresses officer mental health, while providing practical solutions to assist agencies in reducing the number of officers who die by suicide each year. The greatest threat to the lives of the men and women in uniform is themselves. More officers die by suicide, than are killed by felonious assaults or killed in vehicular accidents combined. How many more lives must be lost before agencies and administrators take this threat seriously? How many more officers will suffer in silence without appropriate resources? This secret has been allowed to hide for far too long. The silence is deafening and denial disheartening. To remain silent any longer is to purposefully deny the threat lurking in your agency.