Officer Health and Wellness Agency Assessment Tool and Action Planning Roadmap
Compared to the general public, police are at a higher risk for negative physical and mental health outcomes, including injuries, illnesses, obesity, heart attacks, and sleep disorders. In response, police agencies have begun to establish, expand, and sustain officer safety and wellness (OSW) programming to address challenges commonly faced by officers.
From obtaining leadership buy-in to determining program priorities, agencies have a lot to consider when developing or updating a program. The information in the Officer Health and Wellness Agency Assessment Tool and Action Planning Roadmap is intended to serve as a guide for law enforcement executives or wellness program personnel who seek to establish or enhance an officer wellness program. Recognizing the diversity between departments and among wellness initiatives, this resource includes various approaches to help agencies determine which will work best for their personnel.