The purpose of this research is to explore what role leadership plays in curbing law enforcement suicide. Suicide has become a prevalent problem within the law enforcement community, and this research sets out to establish a foundation of the problem and identify possible causes for this trend. Research has established the seriousness of the problem. Several studies and articles point to the necessary and critical role law enforcement leadership needs to play in order to address this issue. Specifically, leadership needs to embrace the concept of organization-wide change by making the issue of suicide a priority. Most importantly, leaders must prioritize the creation and adoption of training and prevention programs with a heavy focus on intervention.

Project Type


College or School

College of Professional Studies Granite Division

Program or Major



Fall 2018

MSLD_Sanders_Scott_Capstone_Paper.pdf (3945 kB)
Capstone Paper