Officer Wellness

By California Commission on POST


  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • CPT: 2
  • Created: 7/1/2020

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About This Product

The goal of this training program is to give law enforcement personnel means to greater mental, emotional, and physical health (i.e., wellness) by providing information on the causes and signs of law enforcement-related stress and revealing strategies for dealing with stress-related impairments. It is intended to enhance cultural shifts toward a greater openness about, and the de-stigmatization of, stress-related physical and mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and suicide, which are so pervasive in law enforcement. This video program defines wellness, reviews causes and symptoms of stress, gives examples of how to achieve and maintain a healthy life balance, and provides information on resources available to individual officers, their partners, and departments. Using straightforward testimonials, the program reveals how officers can face-- and overcome-- many of the personal challenges a law enforcement career may create.

Informational/Individual Viewing: This viewing mode allows an individual trainee or a small group of trainees to view the training video without formal (classroom) facilitation by an instructor. Features the same scenarios and questions or activities as the “Facilitated Group Course” track. Individual viewers may view sample group discussions, followed by comments from subject matter experts that reiterate and reinforce the teaching points. A "Participant’s Guide" document (PDF) is downloadable.

Instructions: Videos do not receive automatic CPT because an agency is required to facilitate discussion of the video before submitting an EDI course roster for credit. Only then is course credit for this video recorded in each officer’s or dispatcher's POST Training Profile. After viewing the video, you will see an ”Email Notification” link that will generate a “Verification of Viewing” that you may email to your training manager to let them know you have completed viewing the video and are ready to discuss it.

Support Materials: Officer Wellness Participant’s Guide

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