John Mulet had a vision for a way to help those in law enforcement who struggle with suicidal thoughts, PTSD, as well as other psychological issues. Mulet began the company Mission First Partners in order to provide help to those who need it. “Our company, Mission First Partners was founded this year as a consulting firm specializing in training and program development for law enforcement agencies,” says Mulet. “We are composed of both current and retired law enforcement officers with backgrounds in training and mental health.”
They provide training in all areas of law enforcement, however their main area of concentration is in mental health and wellness, and suicide prevention programs for officers. Mulet says it is a completely new way of approaching issues specific to law enforcement mental health.
Mulet is a retired NYPD police officer and a survivor of 9/11. He has been working with the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police on concerns and issues focused on law enforcement mental health and suicide prevention.
Twilight the Event
The annual event, ‘Twilight’ is open to all who would like to participate. Though the event was originally supposed to be held in person, due to COVID-19 , it will be held virtually. “However, after seeing the response we have been getting, we believe we are going to keep it virtual every year to allow departments from across the country to participate,” Mulet said.
The event which will be held on December 21, was chosen purposefully on the Winter Solstice. Mulet said this date was chosen because the company felt it was fitting to remember those who are gone on the shortest day of the year since their lives were cut far too short. Monday’s event will have a moment of radio silence at sundown with the company and law enforcement from New Hampshire which will begin at 4:15 pm.
Mulet says next years’ event plans will include inviting officers from around the nation to submit videos they’ve recorded to include during the memorial event. “The speakers for this year include U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, Police Chiefs from New Hampshire, and mental health providers who are committed to law enforcement mental health,” says Mulet. “It is my greatest wish for this event to become a day that is observed by departments nationwide so it can start conversations that are long overdue about law enforcement mental health.”
This year’s Twilight event will be streamed from their website beginning at 3:45PM EST on Monday December 21, 2020. The web page may be found here: https://missionfirstpartners.net/# .
It will also be simultaneously streamed from their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MissionFirstPartners and on Youtube.com as well.
Fore more information Mission First Partners may be reached at: [email protected] or on their Facebook page.