Each year, more law enforcement officers die because of suicide than are killed in the line of duty. Many agencies lack the resources to prevent officer suicide from occurring and are unprepared to respond effectively to it when it does.
In response to this need, the International Association of Chiefs of Police; the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice; and EEI Communications have partnered to produce the enclosed set of resources.
This page is a compilation of suicide prevention resources from leading agencies across the country. The purpose of this page is to provide the law enforcement community with samples and resource materials to initiate a suicide prevention program.
The information contained within is intended for use by professional law enforcement agencies. These materials were submitted by agencies throughout the country and reflect material designed specifically for their law enforcement population. The specific applicability to other agencies depends upon a multitude of factors.