REPORT TO CONGRESS ON LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER SUICIDE
The Executive Board of the Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund (BALEAF) reminds Bay Area Law Enforcement members that during these challenging times, many in law enforcement may be struggling with their physical health as well as their mental health. BALEAF is here to provide support to Bay Area Law Enforcement employees (both sworn and non-sworn) and their families in crisis. BALEAF wants to remind those who are suffering to reach out to us for assistance. BALEAF can provide assistance both financially and with referrals to counseling resources.
BALEAF has a close working relationship with The West Coast Post-Trauma Retreat – First Responders Support Network (WCPR). WCPR states, “The program is for first responders whose lives have been affected by their work experience.” WCPR’s goal is, “To help the first responders and retirees regain control over their lives and either return to work with a new perspective on stress and coping, move on with their lives if that is a more appropriate decision, or simply enjoy retirement.”
“We encourage all in law enforcement who are suffering, to reach out to your department's Peer Support or to contact us. You are not alone and we are here to help.”
BALEAF is sharing the Press Release on the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, “Report to Congress on Law Enforcement Officer Suicide,” released on April 6, 2021.
Use this link to view the full Press Release.