Since 2010 COPSS has worked to prevent Law Enforcement Suicides through our Training Program in which thousands of officers have attended.
Janice McCarthy has spoken both nationally and internationally, telling her family’s personal story in an attempt to reach officers on an emotional level. She appeals to officers as a cop’s wife hoping that they might understand and appreciate their spouses’ sacrifices. She speaks candidly and emotionally of her family’s pain, hoping the officers might see their own kids in the images of Paul, Shannon, and Christopher McCarthy. And she recounts witnessing firsthand her husband’s struggles, hoping the officers might associate themselves with Paul and realize the consequences of not reaching out for help when they need it.
Janice has trained thousands of First Responders including FBI field and National Academy Agents, Correctional Officers, State and Municipal Officers. In addition to presenting at annual conferences such as International Association of Chiefs of Police and The American Association of Suicidology.
Recipient of 2010 Commendable Service Award from the City of New Haven Connecticut.
The Departmental Award of Education from the New Haven Police Department
The 2018 Leadership in Suicide Prevention Award from The Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention