Year: 1998 Source: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, v.67, no.7, (1 July 1998), p.19-24 SIEC No: 20050238

The author examines the epidemiology of suicide among police officers with reference to the research literature. He highlights the QPR method (questioning, persuading & referring those at risk for suicide) as a means of effective short-term crisis intervention that has particular application to law enforcement environments. Gatekeeper training is described, & information regarding suicidal communications & warning signs is provided.