The National Police Suicide Foundation was founded in 1997 and
was granted 501(c)3 status as a non-profit educational foundation. Donations to the
foundation are tax deductible. The foundation was created due to the increasing number
of suicides in the police profession, and it has grown to include emergency responders.
Dr. Robert E. Douglas, Jr.
Founder and Executive Director of the National Police Suicide Foundation,
Inc. is a retired police agent from the Baltimore City Police Department. Mr. Douglas is
considered a leading expert in the area of police suicide, according to DATELINE, CNN,
Time Magazine, and USA Today.
Bob is a member of the American Association of Suicidologists, Senior Chaplain for ICPC, and a recipient of the Jack Price Award. He is the author of three books, Death With No Valor, Hope Beyond the Badge, and Healing for a Hero’s Heart.
In July 1994, Bob retired as an Agent after serving 20 years with the Baltimore City Police
Department, and 5 years as a patrol officer with the Temple Terrace Police Department,
in Temple Terrace Florida. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of South Florida in
criminal justice and a Masters Degree in Police Administration from the University of
Baltimore. Bob also has a Masters degree in theology from St. Mary’s Seminary and recently completed his Doctorate degree in Pastoral Counseling. He retired as the Senior Pastor at Jenkins
Memorial Church in Riviera Beach, Maryland, after 24 years of service. He currently is Pastor of Compassionate Shepherd Ministries in Laurel, Delaware. Bob also served as police Chaplain for FOP Lodge #3 in Baltimore City, from 1988 to 2002, served as Chaplain for Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms (ATF) in Washington, D.C. and lectured at the FBI National Academy.