In Washington, D.C., we have a wall of heroes to honor our fallen officers...but we lose a
    lot of officers each year whose names will never be placed on that wall. These are officers
    who have died by their own hand.  

    These officers have placed their lives on the line for others many times and because of
    the daily stress of their profession and the effect it has on their personal life, they have
    reached a point where they feel like they can't go on.  By their nature and because of
    their training, police and other emergency responders make instant in an
    instant they chose "suicide" as a way out. Many of these individuals have had exemplary
    careers.  It is for these officers and their families, that The National Police Suicide
    Foundation was formed.

    We provide educational seminars, peer support strategies, policy and protocol
    suggestions and a huge network of communication and resources to survivors and
    agencies. The National Police Suicide Foundation offers Peer Support at its very best,
    providing both pro-active and post-event training and support.

    The National Police Suicide Foundation's dedicated mission is to provide
    training programs on suicide awareness and prevention that establish a standard of
    care and promote employee wellness

  • for law enforcement and military,
  • for emergency responders

    and support services that meet the psychological, emotional and spiritual needs of

  • law enforcement, on every level, and
  • law enforcement families.

    The National Police Suicide Foundation's goal is to provide
    support, encouragement, and hope to the agencies and families affected by this tragedy,
    by helping them to understand and manage the emotional and psychological impact of

    The National Police Suicide Foundation partners with researchers and research
    organizations. We have mentored doctoral-level graduate students and participated in the
    design of data collection on a national level.

    Through a quarterly membership newsletter, the foundation provides information on

  • police suicide support group services,
  • seminars and training schedule,
  • counseling hot lines and resources,
  • statistics,
  • news about research partnerships and projects,  and
  • a means of supportive communication for survivors and agencies.

    We provide this service coast-to-coast in the United States, on the local, state, and
    federal level. Our newsletter is one benefit of membership. We hope you will consider
    joining the National Police Suicide Foundation or make a donation to support our work for
    law enforcement, military and the families of heroes not mentioned on the wall.

Robert E. Douglas Jr.
Executive Director

Carolyn Douglas
Administrative Assistant


I would like to thank all of
our members and
supporters of our
Foundation for your
timeless effort in dealing
with this issue of police
suicide and for your
prayers for our Law
Enforcement family during
this most stressful time.
The day to day routine
stressful enough in itself.
Now with the added
responsibility of Homeland
Security and many officers
being deployed to and
from active duty overseas
which has left our even
greater responsibilities,
their stresses have
increased. As the stresses
of our officers increase, so
does the risk of suicide. I
ask that you continue to
work and pray to bring
about an even greater
awareness of this issue.

Robert E. Douglas
What we are all about.....
A Personal Note From
the Director.....