Law Enforcement: Tactics for Prevention and Intervention
This tuition-free 8-hour Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention TOT training will heighten awareness, help you understand the indicators, the issues involved, potential solutions, and important protocols to consider.
Police officer suicide needs to be addressed, not hidden, officials say
But both Powell and Pascadlo believe police suicide, and suicide in general, is a topic that isn't discussed enough, both among officers and in the general public.
Westchester BLUE: Officers band together to support their own (video)
"Every police department — at least the big ones in Westchester — have had problems of police suicide."
Suicides - A break in the thin Blue Line
Correctional & Detention Officers are true blue members of a close knit law enforcement family but are often forgotten in their needs and challenges when it comes to priorities and strategic planning on job safety issues.
Post-traumatic stress linked to high police suicide.
One of the heroes of the Cronulla riots has backed calls for more humane treatment of police suffering from post traumatic stress.
NYPD officers' suicides a lesson for new mayor - New York Daily News
Something must be gleaned from the Halloween night horror of a police officer sitting in his car outside the 66th Precinct stationhouse in Borough Park, raising his service weapon to his troubled brain and firing.
HelpPRO Suicide Prevention Therapist Finder Launches on World Suicide Prevention Day
The goal is to help save lives by making suicide prevention and bereavement resources more directly accessible and to encourage therapists to update their suicide prevention training. Paul Quinnett, PhD, President and CEO, The QPR Institute, Inc. says "Twenty-two of our veterans will take their own lives today. So will someone's daughter, a brother, a co-worker and far too many working men and grandfathers. The Finder helps practitioners update their skills by connecting them to new training developed in the last five to ten years based on best practices research which saves lives."
Law Enforcement Officer Suicide and Mental Health
Article from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, by Yost Zakhary, Director, Woodway Public Safety Department, Woodway, TX, First Vice President, International Association of Chiefs of Police.
A Manager's Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace
10 action steps for dealing with the aftermath of a suicide.
Stress Management in Law Enforcement - Third Edition
The third edition of Stress Management in Law Enforcement by Dr. Leonard Territo and Dr. James Sewell is once again a carefully selected collection of the leading articles on stress and its consequences for police personnel. Order through cap-press.com and get a 25% discount when you use this coupon code: STRESS3E before 9/30/2013.
In the Line of Duty - Investigation into how the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services have addressed operational stress injuries affecting police officers.
Guest commentary: Veteran and soldier suicides must be addressed
"By supporting H.R. 26 I am telling Congress that I no longer will accept that suicide is a normal part of military service. I think I need to do more to help those who have put everything on the line for us."
Officers get help from SDPD's wellness unit
"This job … takes a real toll. We respond to everyone else's worst-case scenarios, several times a day," she said. "It has an accumulative effect on people."
Sleep Problems Plague Cops, Study Suggests - ABC News
In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston surveyed nearly 5,000 police officers in North America. They found that 40 percent of the cops studied had a sleep disorder, many undiagnosed and untreated. The disorders, added the researchers, had implications for the officers' health and performance, and subsequently for public safety.
New FL RCPI Critical Incident Peer Support for Law Enforcement course
Rolling Backup - LA County Sheriff's Department Training Video
John Violanti, Ph.D. - books, articles and publications
Dell Hackett - books, articles and publications
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