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Wed, May 18


Online Training and Workshops

Trauma & Suicide Among Police Officers

Can Fitness For Duty Evaluations Predict Which Officers Are Most At Risk?

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Trauma & Suicide Among Police Officers
Trauma & Suicide Among Police Officers

Time and Location

May 18, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Online Training and Workshops

About the Event

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Take the Pre-Workshop Preparation lesson (estimate time 15 minutes) to understand what to expect. 

Targeted Audience:

  • police administration & supervisors,
  • government/elected officials
  • community partners & leaders

Description goals: An investigation into worst-case scenarios and the relationship between trauma and suicide among police officers. This study attempts to answer the following questions: 

  1. Do police officers who attempt or complete suicide exhibit characteristics that differ from their counterparts who do not attempt or complete suicide? and 
  2. Can FFD be helpful in identifying which officers are at most risk for or best protected from suicide?  The study concludes by providing possible solutions for developing a suicide risk assessment specific to police.  As well as discusses potential policy and procedural changes necessary to better protect officers from the residual effects of answering the call of duty.

Learning objectives

By attending this workshop, leaders should be able to:

  1. Assessing the problem: Police trauma and suicide rates.
  2. Review of the literature: Profile and risk factors in police suicide.
  3. Identifying risk factors: Worst case scenario (a case study).
  4. Assessment and prevention: Analysis of FFD evaluations.
  5. Conclusions: Proposed model of a suicide risk assessment specific to police officers.

About our presenter

Dr. Daniel L. Hollar

Dr. Daniel Hollar, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Department Chair of the Department of Behavior and Social Science Studies at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, FL has a breadth of clinical and research experience with law enforcement agencies and personnel regarding suicide, trauma, and risk prevention. He has worked alongside law enforcement professionals, providing individual and group therapy, competency evaluation and training, mental status evaluations for involuntary commitments, and expert testimony in the State of Florida. Additionally, he has 15 years of psychological assessment experience in conducting IQ, memory, and learning disability assessments as well as mental status and sex offender evaluations. He's published "Suicide and Eating Disordered Behavior among Individuals of African Descent", as well as a book chapter on "The Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in African American Clients" and co-authored multiple articles. Dr. Hollar currently works with law enforcement on reducing mental health risk factors related to trauma and suicide for police officers. His research is aimed at improving the recruitment, training, and screening of culturally competent officers for 21st century policing. For more information, please visit

Dr. Inger Daniels

Dr. Inger Daniels has over 15 years of experience in statistical, mathematical, and financial modeling. Her analytical services have been retained by Wall Street banks, financial research firms, and academic institutions. Dr. Daniels’ research has been mentioned by media outlets such as the New York Times, CNBC and Bloomberg. She currently conducts research in implicit bias and group dynamics and how these phenomena affect the functioning of management, decision-making and profitability of the largest US corporations. She holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Virginia and studied Computational Finance at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Daniels also holds a PhD in Finance from Florida State University, where she taught courses in corporate finance, portfolio management, and securities analysis. She currently serves as a Visiting Professor of Finance in the School of Business and Industry at Florida A&M University. Prior to FL A&M University, she served as Director of Academic Excellence at the Wake Forest University School of Business, where she taught courses in mortgage-backed securities, financial modeling and statistics. Prior to Wake Forest, Dr. Daniels served as Vice President of Agency Mortgage-Backed Security Research at Citigroup Global Markets Division in New York City. 

If you have an accommodation request under The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please email at least 72 hours prior to the workshop.

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