Department of Justice Announces the Release of “Law Enforcement Officer Suicide: 2020 Report to Congress”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) today announced the release of “Law Enforcement Officer Suicide: 2020 Report to Congress.” The report is a result of a request from Congress, driven by the increase in suicides by current and former law enforcement officers, to review the availability … Continue reading Department of Justice Announces the Release of “Law Enforcement Officer Suicide: 2020 Report to Congress”

Suicide: The aspect that few people are willing to discuss.

Discussion Question: Should all police officer suicides fall into one category? Let me start by saying that anytime a police officer commits suicide, it is a tragedy. A tragedy for them, their family and anyone who knew him or her. Rarely does a day go by that I don’t think about and/or pray on how … Continue reading Suicide: The aspect that few people are willing to discuss.

Opinion: Mindfulness Can Lessen the Number of Officers that Commit Suicide

According to Blue H.E.L.P., there were 173 reported officer suicides in 2020 and 239 in 2019. With the challenges that came in 2020, why are the numbers significantly lower? Were there actually fewer suicides or: Were fewer suicides reported? Are more officers asking for help? Has the stigma of asking for help lessened? Are more … Continue reading Opinion: Mindfulness Can Lessen the Number of Officers that Commit Suicide

Law Enforcement Suicide: How Police and First-Responders Can Support One Another’s Mental Health

Law enforcement officers do the work of real-life superheroes, but they are also human, with feelings and emotions. — Read on afsp.org/story/law-enforcement-suicide-how-police-and-first-responders-can-support-one-another-s

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