OFFICER WELLNESS AWARD CRITERIA
Officer Wellness is the most encompassing category of the four, focusing on topics such as physical fitness, mental health, stress-induced trauma. suicide prevention programs, nutrition, and stress reduction. The category includes both mandatory physical fitness programs and incentive-based initiatives. Officer Wellness is a multi-faceted category that addresses an officer’s overall well-being. This award is presented to the law enforcement agency that has taken innovative measures and definitively demonstrated their ability to increase officer wellness.
The agency has developed a program that has improved their officers’ wellbeing by reducing stress, increasing fitness, or actively promoting a healthier diet and lifestyle. The agency has institutionalized wellness practices that support physical and mental health amongst their employees. The program has become a component of employee development and is an integral part of managing the department’s Human Resources.
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