Police officers can contribute to suicide prevention in many ways. They can help individuals at risk for suicide stay safe and obtain the help they need, and can also provide support to survivors at the scene of a suicide. Law enforcement agencies also have a role to play in assisting officers themselves, as the trauma and stress of responding to crises could increase suicide risk in this population.
- See the Recommended Resources below selected by SPRC personnel.
- See All Resources Related to Law Enforcement (below) for a full list of materials, programs, trainings, and other information available from SPRC. Use the filters on the left to narrow your results.
- See our Survivors of Suicide Loss page to learn more about this group. For more on other settings and groups, see our Settings and Populations pages.
Police-mental health collaboration (PMHC) toolkit
This toolkit provides resources for law enforcement agencies to partner with mental health providers to effectively resp...
Breaking the silence: Suicide prevention in law enforcement
The report was generated through the National Symposium on Law Enforcement Officer Suicide and Mental Health: Breaking t...
The role of law enforcement officers in preventing suicide
This sheet provides basic information to help law enforcement officers recognize and respond to people who may be suicid...
In Harm’s Way: Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention
In Harm’s Way: Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention is an eight-hour train-the-trainers program that provides a com...