Rolling Backup - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department training video
IN HARM’S WAY is a federally funded program that offers training seminars and workshops nationally on suicide prevention. This webpage offers a plethora of resources, reproducible materials, articles with varying viewpoints, statistics and opinions from which readers can form their own conclusions on the magnitude of the law enforcement suicide problem, its causes and the best approaches to finding a solution. Statistics are skewed due to the fact that agencies are not required to catalog and report suicide cases and, therefore, frequently agencies do not record suicides as such due to a variety of reasons. Those law enforcement suicide statistics that appear to be most valid are found in the work of John M. Violanti, Ph.D., Police Suicide: Epidemic in Blue, and Andy O’Hara, Badge of Life, Tracking Police Suicides 2008, 2009.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2009-DB-BX-K015 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance to St. Petersburg College’s FL Regional Community Policing Institute.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau
of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention,
the SMART Office, and the Office for Victims of Crime. Points of view or opinions in this document are those
of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the United States Department of Justice.