Public safety resiliency center benefits Va. officers
The center offers confidential counseling, crisis support and emergency management to all public safety employees and their immediate families
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and BJA’s VALOR Initiative, an officer safety and wellness initiative, awarded its National Officer Safety and Wellness Awards on Sunday, May 12, 2019.
The Prince William County (VA) Police Department was the recipient of the 2019 Officer Wellness Award. Due to several difficult years within the police department and an alarming trend of mental health, diabetes, obesity and other health concerns related specifically to first responders, the Police Department’s Wellness & Resiliency Unit was established in 2016. The agency’s public safety resiliency center offers confidential counseling, crisis support and emergency management to all public safety employees and their immediate families.
The National Officer Safety and Wellness Awards are presented annually, and agencies are encouraged to submit details about their successful safety and wellness programs at www.DestinationZero.org.