Public Safety Task Force
This task force supports efforts to prevent suicide among those who work in occupations related to public safety (e.g., firefighters, dispatchers, law enforcement officials, emergency medical personnel, correctional officers).
- Breaking the Silence: Suicide Prevention in Law Enforcement video and accompanying facilitation guide. Developed in partnership with the Carson J. Spencer Foundation, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and AAS, these resources are intended to help start the conversation on suicide prevention and officer wellness.
- Firefighters Coping with the Aftermath of Suicide video. Produced by the Workplace Task Force, Carson J Spencer Foundation, American Association of Suicidology, and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the video explores the effect of suicide on firefighters and first responders.
Task Force Members
Task Force Co-Leads
- John Morrissey, Former Chief (ret.), Kenosha Wisconsin Police Department (Private Sector)
- CAPT Scott Salvatore, PsyD, Lead, Psychological Health, Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Public Sector)
- Victor Stagnaro, Managing Director, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (Private Sector)
- Chris Caulkins, President and Executive Director, Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Research
- Terrence Cunningham, Deputy Executive Director, International Association of Chiefs of Police
- Jeff Dill, Founder, Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance
- Anna Gai, Doctoral Student, Florida State University
- Govan Martin, International Consultant/Trainer in Suicide Prevention/Critical Incidents for Law Enforcement
- John Marx, Founder, CopsAlive
- Kenneth Middleton, Chief, Employee Resilience Unit, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- David O’Laughlin, Director of Training, MPI Training
- Caterina Spinaris, Executive Director, Desert Waters Correctional Outreach