Year: 2021 Source: [S.l.]: Authors. [2021]. 24 p. SIEC No: 20210672

The Comprehensive Framework for Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention is a central resource in the larger work done by the National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide (the Consortium). A project of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance’s National Officer Safety Initiatives Program (NOSI), the Consortium was formed in October 2018 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), in partnership with Education Development Center (EDC) and support from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), to raise awareness of and prevent suicide among police officers. Through the Consortium, five task force groups were formed to identify recommendations and considerations for the policing profession as it relates to suicide prevention efforts in an
agency or department: messaging, data and research, organization and system change, peer support, and family support. A common theme that emerged through discussions of the Consortium, both in-person and virtual, was the need for law enforcement agencies to have information addressing various components of suicide prevention. This Comprehensive Framework for Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention resource is a guide for a police agency to implement strategic, holistic, and intentional suicide prevention strategies across the continuum of prevention, intervention, and after a suicide loss.