The Fraternal Order of Police recognizes the need for qualified and competent services focused on the treatment of law enforcement officers and their families. The lifestyle and work of a police officer is unique and so are their needs. The Officer Wellness Committee has developed the Approved Provider Bulletin (APB), a nationwide directory of culturally competent wellness resources, all vetted by the FOP. From individual clinicians to inpatient treatment programs to wellness products and training geared toward law enforcement, the APB provides a resource where officers and their families can locate and learn about available wellness services.
Practitioners, programs and products listed in the Approved Provider Bulletin have been deemed by the National FOP Officer Wellness Committee to be culturally competent in working with members of law enforcement and have demonstrated sensitivity and expertise in understanding the unique culture of law enforcement. Each has earned the designation of FOP Vetted & Approved Wellness Provider. Providers and programs are being added on an ongoing basis as we continue to vet resources to expand this network.
The Division of Wellness Services follows a set of standardized guidelines while vetting wellness providers and programs for potential inclusion in the Approved Provider Bulletin. The FOP Wellness Provider Vetting Guide was created with guidance from police psychologists, combined with the knowledge and experience of the members of the National Officer Wellness Committee. It is designed to be utilized by lodges, police agencies, and members seeking wellness providers, and should serve as a tool for pinpointing quality wellness programs and services.
If additional information or assistance is needed, contact the FOP Division of Wellness Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (615) 878-2620.
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