Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention: Moving from Awareness to Action
Learn how to empower the shift from raising awareness to enacting change in support of effective solutions to prevent law enforcement suicide. While progress is continually being made, there is still a significant gap in implementing evidence-based, data-driven, culturally appropriate approaches to truly combat these challenges. This panel will explore suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. These efforts are not linear, and we must implement a process and procedures to address every piece of this complex and individualized set of circumstances. A comprehensive foundation of planning and support needs to be in place. Hear from leading experts in data collection, research, and program implementation around mental health that can help give agencies the catalyst they need to better serve their own officers.
- Explore suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention strategies and how agencies can better support their officers.
- Understand the FBI Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection efforts and how your agency can become involved.
- Discuss best practices to support officer mental health, respond to officers who may be approaching crisis, and prepare should a suicide death occur.
Domingo Herraiz has more than 38 years of government and public safety experience in dealing with local, state, and federal policies. He currently serves as the director of Programs for IACP where he oversees the Association’s work in the areas of officer safety and wellness, law enforcement officer suicide, mental health, crisis response, children and youth, criminal justice system reform, information sharing and technology, human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault, crime and victimization, community-police engagement, and traffic safety.
Prior to joining IACP, he served as the Vice President of North America Government Affairs for Motorola Solutions, where he was responsible for public policy and federal government relations in the United States and Canada.
Before joining Motorola Solutions, he served as the Presidentially appointed, U.S. Senate-confirmed director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) at the Department of Justice (DOJ) under President George W. Bush. As the director of BJA, he led DOJ’s largest funding and policy unit for the state, local, and tribal criminal justice issues. Prior to his role as director of the BJA, Herraiz served on Ohio Governor Bob Taft’s cabinet as the director of Criminal Justice Services. He also served as the executive director of the Ohio Crime Prevention Association.