Who: Center for Officer Safety and Wellness at the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum
What: The Suicide Awareness For Law Enforcement Officers, SAFLEO, is a collaborative effort to train law enforcement on how to recognize some of the key indicators of stress and depression, provide action steps to prevent officers from harming themselves, and steer officers away from self-destructive patterns. This program will include interviews with subject matter experts from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum, the VALOR Initiative, Kristen Mahoney, Acting Director of the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and members from the Institute for Intergovernmental Research.
When: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 1:30PM EDT
Where: Viewers can tune in via nleomf.org or across all NLEOMF social media channels
Why: 2020 was one of the deadliest years for American law enforcement in a generation for a variety of reason, and the profound sense of loss that stems from a line-of-duty death can feel all-consuming. This program was established to provide more tools for police departments and officers around the country to help manage these difficult situations and prevent self-destructive patterns.
About the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement and making it safer for those who serve. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial contains the names of 22,611 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. For more information about the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, visit LawMemorial.org. Authorized by Congress in 2000, the 57,000-square-foot National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building tells the story of American law enforcement by providing visitors a “walk in the shoes” experience along with educational journeys, immersive exhibitions, and insightful programs. The Museum is an initiative of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information on the Law Enforcement Museum, visit LawEnforcementMuseum.org.