National Officer Safety Initiatives
The National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide is a group of multidisciplinary experts with a common goal of preventing officer suicide. Convened by the IACP, the Consortium focuses on solutions to emerging challenges and successes of the field in addressing mental health and preventing officer suicide.
About the National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide
With funding and support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and in partnership with the Education Development Center, Inc. and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the IACP convened the National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide (the Consortium). Representing fields such as law enforcement, mental health and suicide prevention, families, and academia, the Consortium of multidisciplinary experts and stakeholder organizations has the common goal of preventing officer suicide.
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Consortium Tools and Resources
Issue Brief - Law enforcement officers experience job- related stressors that can range from interpersonal conflicts to experiencing traumatic events such vehicle crashes, homicides, and suicides. This cumulative exposure can affect officers’ mental and physical health, contributing to problems such as post-traumatic stress symptoms, substance misuse, depression, and suicidal ideation. This issue brief informs the work of the National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement and wellness among law enforcement officers.
Consortium Flyer - Often law enforcement suicide is not talked about in the field. To assist in bringing awareness to suicide prevention the Bureau of Justice Assistants in partnership with the IACP put together the National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide.The consortium serves as the voice of the field for law enforcement mental health needs.
Messaging About Suicide Prevention in Law Enforcement- Words matter and talking about suicide can be difficult. The way a police agency talks about suicide can have a significant impact on suicide prevention. This resource helps encourage conversation, promote resiliency, boost help-seeking, and encourage other behaviors that will help prevent suicide.
National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide Toolkit- The National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide Toolkit is designed to support agencies and departments to address officer mental health and wellness concerns. This suicide prevention toolkit has all the information that agencies need to develop and implement a customized agency approach to prevent officer suicide and strengthen officer mental health