Under the Shield


Across the United States, cops are killing themselves in record numbers and police departments are scrambling to address the issue. Outside officially sanctioned programs, law enforcement bad asses – now sober – are organizing themselves in underground anonymous groups to help their fellow officers. Our anonymous guides give us unique access into this secret world and include retired top detectives from a storied urban police department, criminal justice professors, a cop psychologist, and a priest who helps cops manage trauma, stress, and alcohol and substance abuse, bringing a spiritual component to healing work.