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
Providing 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.

Our foundation provides information on:

Police suicide support group services
Seminars and training schedule
Counseling hot lines and resources
News about research partnerships and projects  
Supportive communication for survivors and agencies.


We provide this service coast-to-coast in the United States, on the local, state, and 
federal level. 
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.

This past year has been extremely difficult for us a nation as well as our Law Enforcement
families. Just this month, we have surpassed over 500,000 death nationwide since March of last year
(2020) related to COVID 19. This number also includes hundred of First Responders and Police along with
thousands that have contracted COVID19 and are recovering. All of these issues have compounded
the emotional stress on our police families to the dreadful results of officers taking their own lives.
Like many other Law Enforcement organizations that serve our law enforcement communities,
we are faced with the desire to meet the physical and emotional needs of law enforcement families but
not causing more harm than good.

Our foundation has been impacted nationwide by COVID19 to the point of limited personal
contacts with our families. Now, being faced with different COVID19 "Variances" and strictly
adhering to CDC guidelines, our foundation has canceled all traveling and speaking engagements until
further notice. Naturally, we will keep in contact with our families nationwide and support them in
whatever way we can.

If there is a family that is having a difficult time, please do not hesitate to contact our national
office in Winter Haven, Florida, Office No. (863) 875-2298.

I know we all have been impacted by COVID19, but know that you and your families are in my
prayers everyday. This morning, when I was having my morning devotions, I read in Proverbs 16:3,
"Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established". What I feel this scripture is
saying to me , is that I must trust in God as if everything depended on him (which it does), while
working as if everything is depending on me.
Let us continue to work together as we walk through this difficult time in our country.


Dr. Robert E. Douglas, Jr.

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