Our Mission

Our mission is simple: prevent suicides among law enforcement officers. We are here to raise awareness and smash the stigma of seeking help.  

Did you know that every year we lose more officers to suicide than to on-duty traffic accidents and assaults, combined?

How can we help and what can we do?

We provide education and resources to law enforcement officers and agencies and those who support law enforcement including colleagues, friends, family, and clergy members. We are here to help you get what, where, and/or who you need. 

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Executive Summary

Meet Our Instructors

The SAFLEO Program believes in providing meaningful resources to officers, agencies, and families to help them live healthy lives and prevent law enforcement suicide. SAFLEO accomplishes this through our subject-matter expert cadre, which uses experienced law enforcement practitioners and culturally competent clinicians—with over 400 combined years in the field—to identify help-seeking strategies, tips, and techniques.

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Why SAFLEO with information covering: In-Person and Virtual Training, Customized Assistance, Innovative Resources, Evidence-Based Strategies, and Commitment to #SmashTheStigma

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) believes that the law enforcement community deserves better access to officer wellness resources and suicide prevention strategies. It has created a multifaceted approach to address law enforcement suicide. The SAFLEO Program is one of two critical pieces under this work and is funded under the Officer Robert Wilson III Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability (VALOR) Initiative. BJA, through SAFLEO, provides training, technical assistance, and resources to law enforcement agencies, staff, and families, to raise awareness, smash the stigma, and reduce and prevent law enforcement suicide. 

BJA is building this critically important program by bringing together these strategic partners:

Institute for Intergovernmental Research
American Association of Suicidology
Major Cities Chiefs
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund