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.
I would like to thank all of our members and supporters of our Foundation for your timeless effort in dealing with the issue of police suicide, and for your prayers for our Law Enforcement family during 
this most stressful time. The day to day routine is stressful enough in itself. Now with the added responsibility of Homeland Security, and many officers being deployed to and from active duty overseas, their stresses have increased as well. Furthermore, 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.

Dr. Robert E. Douglas, Jr. 

From the Director's Desk...