Preventing Law Enforcement Officer Suicide - CD

Preventing Law Enforcement Officer Suicide: A Compilation of Resources and Best Practices

Preventing Law Enforcement Officer Suicide: A Compilation of Resources and Best PracticesThe IACP, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), and EEI Communications have partnered to produce a valuable set of resources to help law enforcement agencies prevent and respond to officer suicide.

Each year, more law enforcement officers die from 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. Until now, there were few resources available to help guide departments struggling with this critical issue.

Preventing Law Enforcement Officer Suicide: A Compilation of Resources and Best Practices is a collection of materials from leading agencies around the country. This interactive CD-ROM contains sample suicide prevention print materials, presentations, training videos, reference publications, and much more. The purpose of this CD-ROM is to provide the law enforcement community with samples and resource materials to initiate a suicide prevention program.

All materials were compiled and vetted by the IACP Police Psychological Services Section. EEI Communications and BJA volunteered to design and reproduce the CD-ROM at no cost, allowing the IACP to bring this much-needed product to the field quickly.

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CD-ROM Content Summary:

  1. Developing a Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention Program – five steps for initiating a campaign using public health principles.
  2. Sample Suicide Prevention Materials – examples of brochures, posters, wallet cards, and program summaries.
  3. Sample Training Materials - examples of training presentations, videos, and brochures used by law enforcement agencies.
  4. Sample Presentations – examples of PowerPoint presentations on a wide range of suicide-related topics, both for the general public and law-enforcement-specific.
  5. Sample Funeral Protocols - examples of funeral protocols, death notifications, and other similar procedures.
  6. Additional Reading – includes a wide range of supplemental reports, research, articles, and links to related online resources.
  7. About this CD – provides acknowledgements and valuable contact information for key content contributors.

For more information, please contact Kim Kohlhepp at 703 836-6767 ext 237 or kohlheppk@theiacp.org. For additional police psychological resources, visit the IACP Police Psychological Services Section Web site at http://psych.theiacp.org.