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 decisions.....so 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.
Through a quarterly membership newsletter, the 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.