Developing & Sustaining an Officer Wellness Program

"...this publication discusses the establishment and operation of a dedicated unit at the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) with the goal of promoting a department-wide culture of wellness, providing support and services when they are needed, and keeping the department healthy. More broadly, working toward these goals will also help the department better serve its community.

In addition to an in-depth examination of the SDPD’s Wellness Unit, this publication includes a literature review on officer safety and wellness and law enforcement agencies’ organizational health. The lessons learned, resources identified, and training and recommendations developed by the Police Executive Research Forum in their observation of the SDPD, will help guide other local agencies that may be interested in setting up similar programs." 

Click here to read the report: 

Police Executive Research Forum. 2018. Building and Sustaining an Officer Wellness Program: Lessons from the San Diego Police Department.Washington, DC: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.



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