The Division of Wellness Services of the National Fraternal Order of Police is committed to leading efforts to ensure the well-being of law enforcement officers. We intend to no longer react to issues of critical stress affecting our members but instead take a PRE-ACT approach:
P – Police Helping Police
In line with the mission of the National Fraternal Order of Police to promote improvements in the standard of living conditions for individuals in the law enforcement profession, the Division of Wellness Services also seeks to promote a spirit of helpfulness among our members in the interest of strengthening our collective well-being. Through our Power in Peers training and establishment of networks of peer supporters trained to assist our brethren, we will strive to be among each other’s greatest supporters.
R – Research
In a continuous effort to clearly understand the experiences of members of the law enforcement profession, we will engage in continuous research. Through exploration and observation of available resources, while listening to the voices of our collective membership, we will seek to identify best practices for enhancing the wellness of all law enforcement officers.
E – Empowerment
Armed with practices and programs based in research, we will empower members to increase their knowledge base about wellness, identify wellness resources, and apply this knowledge to their own wellness practices and that of their families.
A – Awareness
Through constant conversation about the importance of maintaining healthy law enforcement officers, we will not only engage the profession, but also the communities we serve. Confronting head on stigma that may surround those seeking assistance, we will work within our profession and our communities to normalize self-care and care for others.
C – Connections to Service
The National Officer Wellness Committee will identify competent and capable mental health and wellness services equipped to understand the unique facets of a law enforcement life. Through partnerships formed with identified providers, we will create a nationwide network of varying types of services, accessible by all members of the profession in our Approved Provider Bulletin.
T – Training & Tracking
The National Officer Wellness Committee will provide ongoing, current wellness training through our annual Officer Wellness Summit, our Power In Peers curriculum, and other training events in various formats and venues. We will engage in a regular practice of reexamination of approved resources to ensure provision of excellent service.