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Police and Suicide

Thursday, 21 November, 2019
11:00 AM

A seeming epidemic of police suicides has been occurring. What is the cause? What can be done to prevent this sorry situation that not only affects individual families, but colleagues and the communities.

Through the collaborative efforts of the SUNY Orange Criminal Justice Department, the Police Chiefs Association of Orange County, and SUNY Orange Cultural Affairs, Thomas Coglan, PsyD, will present a program on Police and Suicide. The presentation will take place in the Gilman Center for International Education, Library room 130 at 11am on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Dr. Coglan will give an overview of the circumstances surrounding this crisis and the efforts being put in place and services readily available. He will explain the recent epidemic, the stressors of police work, policy implications, programming and services, and recent research.

Dr. Coglan is well-equipped to do so as he served as a member of the NYPD for twenty-one years as a logopoliceman, detective, and psychologist. The last eight years in the NYPD, he performed psychological fitness-for-duty evaluations, pre-employment psychological evaluations, military deployment debriefings, disciplinary stress-triage debriefings, and trauma response. Now, as the owner of Blue Line Psychological Services PLLC, he exclusively treats police officers and their families, and also conducts appeal evaluations for psychological disqualifications. He is the New York Area Clinician for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Employee Assistance Program, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at John Jay College. He is licensed in the states of New York and New Jersey. Dr. Coghlan is credentialed with the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. He received a B.A. in Psychology from Queens College, an M.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University.

The GPS address of the Gilman Center in the Library is 14 East Conkling Avenue, Middletown. Free parking is available in college lots, the parking garage, and on street.

Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu
website: www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs

Police and Suicide


Dorothy Szefc

Phone: 845-341-4891
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14 East Conkling Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940

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