Heart of LAPD Law Enforcement Mental Health and Suicide Awareness 5k Walk – NA23106SF

September 20, 2023

“We walk to HEAL, we walk to HONOR, we walk for HOPE”


5K Walk

Saturday, September 23, 2023
•9:00 a.m. Program
•9:30 a.m. 5k Walk
•10:30 a.m. Family Festival

Los Angeles Police Academy
1880 N. Academy Drive
Los Angeles, California 90012 (Athletic Field)

Los Angeles City Council President, Paul Krikorian
Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna
Los Angeles Chief of Police Michel R. Moore
Los Angeles Chief Police Psychologist, Dr. Edrick H. Dorian
Members of the Los Angeles Police Department and First Responder Families
who have been impacted by suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and an opportunity for law enforcement agencies across the globe to reflect on suicide within their ranks. Suicide rates among law enforcement personnel are significantly higher than the general population and usually double the rate of line of duty deaths by other causes. Prevention is everyone’s responsibility, and it begins in the months and even years leading up to a suicide. For that reason, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is expanding its focus to include law enforcement mental health and overall wellness.

On Saturday, September 23, 2023, the Department will host the Heart of LAPD Law Enforcement Mental Health and Suicide Awareness 5k Walk to cultivate awareness and connect LAPD families with wellness resources and support services. Additionally, the event will help to end the silence around law enforcement mental health and to smash the stigma of seeking help.

•A special tribute to loved ones or colleagues lost too soon due to suicide.
•LAPD personnel, their families, members of the first responder community and dignitaries walking in honor of those impacted by suicide
•Song selections sung by the LAPD Choir
•Honor gauntlet of inspirational message signs held by LAPD Cadets and members
of the Police Orientation Preparation Program
•Family interactive games and activities
•Community Partners and Resource Booths
o Blue Line Dogs
o Desert Refuge for Peace Officers and Military Personnel
o Didi Hersch Mental Health Services
o Fire Hot Yoga
o Holman Group
o LAPD Behavioral Science Services
o LAPD Command Officers Association
o LAPD Employee Assistance Unit
o LAPD Mental Evaluation Team
o Lighthouse Health & Wellness:
o Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Mental Evaluation Team
o  Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union
o Los Angeles Police Foundation
o Los Angeles Police Museum
o Original Tommy’s Hamburgers
o Tessie Cleveland Community Services Corps.
o Thrifty’s Ice Cream
o Vallarta Supermarkets

For more information, please contact Police Officer Sara Faden, Office of the Chief of Staff,  at 213-841-2064.