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dc.contributor.advisorChatterjee, Anshu N.
dc.contributor.advisorKiernan, Kathleen L.
dc.contributor.authorBernier, Raymond J.
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-26T19:20:36Z
dc.date.available2018-10-26T19:20:36Z
dc.date.issued2018-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/60345
dc.descriptionApproved for public release. distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this thesis was to identify effective suicide prevention protocols currently being used by law enforcement that can help leadership meet their organizations’ needs. The research also reviewed suicide prevention protocols used by the military since both occupations are intrinsically connected by the psychological maladies they endure. Specifically, the thesis examined the Air Force Suicide Prevention Program and the Montreal police department’s Together for Life suicide prevention program. Both programs used longitudinal studies that combined several suicide prevention protocols into their overall strategies. Metadata from each case study show that combining suicide prevention protocols creates a synergistic effect that results in fewer suicides over a measured period. Although the thesis also examined the effectiveness of individual protocols employed independently—including pre-employment psychological screenings, gatekeeper training, peer support programs, and employee assistance programs—this research was limited by insufficient metadata. Through a critical review of suicide prevention case studies and initiatives, this thesis identified best practices that may be tailored to the needs of law enforcement and the military.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleSUICIDE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT: PROTECTING THOSE WHO SERVEen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorsuicideen_US
dc.subject.authorlaw enforcementen_US
dc.subject.authormilitaryen_US
dc.subject.authorPTSDen_US
dc.subject.authormental healthen_US
dc.subject.authorsuicide barriersen_US
dc.subject.authorEAPen_US
dc.subject.authorgatekeeperen_US
dc.subject.authorpeer-to-peeren_US
dc.subject.authorAFSPPen_US
dc.subject.authorTogether for Lifeen_US
dc.subject.authorpsychological screeningen_US
dc.subject.authorpolice cultureen_US
dc.subject.authorBadge of Lifeen_US
dc.subject.authorsuicide interventionen_US
dc.subject.authorsuicide preventionen_US
dc.subject.authorsuicide protocolsen_US
dc.subject.authorpolice isolationen_US
dc.subject.authorcultural barriersen_US
dc.description.serviceCivilian, Colorado Information Analysis Centeren_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.identifier.thesisid31730


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