A line-of-duty death is an unfortunate event that no agency wants to experience but every agency needs to be prepared for. After the death of an officer is not the time to begin creating a working operation plan. From investigation to funeral services, agencies need policies to assist a grieving department, families, and communities. Discover lessons learned, where you can begin, and the importance of being prepared in this SAFLEO podcast.
The Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Program
“As we understand more about the circumstances surrounding officer suicides, we can develop more effective and comprehensive programs and resources to combat it.” Brandon Post, a lead instructor with the SAFLEO Program, and Acting Section Chief Amy Blasher with the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division discuss the new Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Program. They answer the following questions: what the program is, why we need this program, and what the program is hoping to accomplish.
An officer suicide can add layers of mental and physical stressors to the agency’s response. The information provided is based on research and professional experiences and will offer some best practices and considerations for the agency members and function, post-suicide.