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Police Suicide, Where is the Piper?

Suicides "never happen" as a result of police work. At least, that's what many chiefs of police say.

In the United States, 140 - 150 police officers kill themselves each year--but never because of the job--say these chiefs. Instead, they blame the officer for some personal defect or, if all else fails, they blame the spouse.

Over the past three years, there were almost 450 police suicides (150 each year). Not a single one was attributed to the stress and trauma of the job, yet we are seeing more and more cases in which officers have been traumatized during their heroic deed and then fallen victim to PTSD and suicide. 

HELP A COP

The Law Enforcement Peer Support Network is a fellowship of men and women in law enforcement that have come together to assist police officers in moments of crisis and when peer support is needed.

Peer support is not a replacement for the other professional resources that are available.  Peer support occurs when people provide knowledge, experience, emotional, social or practical help to each other. 

Click here to access an article by Lou Campione.

LET US NEVER FORGET

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GROUP OFFICERS

Information on Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) officers, who to contact, and when depending on region is accessible here.

VIDEOS

Helpful videos can be found here.

CONTACT US

For website inquiries, please contact Andy Callaghan at andycallaghan@fop.net.



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