Working in law enforcement, where officers show up and suit up every day to serve their communities, can be a stressful job. Some studies show that the average officer experiences more traumatic events in 6 months than the average person does in a lifetime. Fortunately, over the past few years, the profession has made great strides in emphasizing the importance of officer wellness and mental health.
On this episode of the Blue View, National FOP President Patrick Yoes sits down with Sherri Martin, National Director of Wellness Services here at the FOP. Our Division of Wellness Services provides a variety of resources to FOP members, including education, connections to culturally competent wellness practitioners, and guidance in all matters related to staying healthy and productive.
00:00 – Intro
00:40 – About Sherri Martin
05:10 – Sherri’s Passion for Wellness
08:36 – The FOP’s Role
17:40 – Wellness Summit
21:55 – The Future of FOP Wellness
26:06 – What Do the Vetted Programs Look Like?
31:10 – Final Thoughts