Call for Papers: Enhancing Officer Safety

  • Olivia N. Johnson Illinois State Representative of the National P.O.L.I.C.E. Suicide Foundation Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team; Backstoppers

Abstract

The Journal of Law Enforcement is a quarterly, peer-reviewed publication developed to provide and disseminate literature, research, and information about contemporary subject matter facing law enforcement professionals. Law enforcement has become an ever-changing montage of roles and responsibilities in which the journal hopes to, contribute to the growing body of existing knowledge regarding such issues. The central focus of this Call for Papers is to expeditiously contribute positive and relevant information to the law enforcement community. The ever-changing face of law enforcement presents numerous challenges to those behind the badge.

Author Biography

Olivia N. Johnson, Illinois State Representative of the National P.O.L.I.C.E. Suicide Foundation Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team; Backstoppers
During her research on police safety issues, Dr. Olivia Johnson discovered the leading cause of officer death was not accidents or homicide, but suicide. This compelled her to refocus in the area of officer suicide. Due to her research was named the Illinois State Representative for the National P.O.L.I.C.E. Suicide Foundation. In March 2010, she earned her doctorate in Organizational Leadership Management, from the University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies. In June 2010, she was invited to speak at the Beyond Survival Toward Officer Wellness (BeSTOW) Symposium sponsored by the FBI Behavioral Science Unit and currently collaborates with The Journal of Global Health Care Systems an author/editor.