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In Harm’s Way: Law Enforcement Suicide and Prevention

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The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services is pleased to offer five opportunities to attend In Harm’s Way: Law Enforcement Suicide and Prevention.”  

According to Blue H.E.L.P., in the year 2019, 229 law enforcement officers died as a result of suicide. This figure is higher than the number of officers who were killed in the line of duty. This course will serve to further the conversation of officer wellness. Officers who attend this course will be able to understand the stress, pressures and culture in law enforcement that can lead to suicidal ideation. They will be able to identify behaviors and communication that should not be ignored. This course will stress the importance of establishing department policy, protocol and procedures.

Topics to be addressed

  • Introduction to Suicide Awareness

  • Suicide Statistics and Interventions

  • Suicide in Law Enforcement

  • Law Enforcement Culture

  • Transforming Public Safety

  • The Realities of Depression and Alcohol

  • Warning Signs

Who should attend?

This training is intended for sworn law enforcement officers. 

Partial In-service Credit

Partial In-service Credit (PIC) for Virginia law enforcement will be available.

Travel, Lodging and Meals

Participants are responsible for their transportation, lodging and meal arrangements and expenses.

Training Time and Details

  • Check in will begin at 7:45 a.m. and course will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m 

Cost and Registration

There is no cost to attend this training. Pre-registration is required.

  • Please note that the DCJS registration system does not have the capacity to sort eligible from ineligible registrants. Therefore, anyone who registers will receive a confirmation. It is the responsibility of the DCJS assigned course director to review the roster and make a final determination on acceptance into the course. Registrants not accepted will be notified via the email address provided during registration.

For More Information, Contact:

Chris Scuderi