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On-demand webinar: Heart disease: The no. 1 killer of active and retired cops

Heart disease is a leading cause of death for police officers.View this webinar to learn about health diagnostics and wellness initiatives that specifically address the needs of law enforcement officers.

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Police officer life expectancy is almost 22 years less than the lives of the civilians they serve and protect.

Sigma has been nationally recognized for developing and integrating complete programs for wellness initiatives within law enforcement and first responders. The Sigma Program offers on-site heart health diagnostics, metabolic analysis, and nutritional programming with minimal interference to normal daily operation.

Law enforcement is incredibly stressful and the current health culture is, in some cases, non-existent. Additionally, the tests offered to LEOs too often do not have the diagnostic capabilities to isolate high-risk individuals or provide a quality system of cardiac screening for low-risk individuals before they become critical.

Watch this webinar to learn:

  • Why these specific health risks are not yet well known in the public safety space.
  • Where to get more information about heart health, personal nutrition and fitness.
  • How police agencies can access cardiac screening programs from Sigma Tactical Wellness.
  • When the profession will finally be recognized as a “special population” by the health insurance industry.
  • How agencies can pay for cardio-metabolic screenings for their officers.


“The information provided was easy to understand and clearly presented. I felt as if they were sincere and truly want people to take their own health more seriously.”

“The openness of the conversation, the fact fitness was not an absolute saving factor--but should be maintained, and that it can be reduced/reversed.”

“Great information about officer physical health - we have been concentrating so much on officer mental health, that this area is not getting enough attention. Presenters were very knowledgeable and credible.”



Upon graduation from the University of Arkansas, Dr. Benjamin Stone attended Exeter College of Oxford University. At Oxford, Dr. Stone developed a keen interest in cardiovascular physiology. He completed his PhD and related coursework for his medical doctorate and also coordinated research at the British Olympic Medical Institute, Oxford Nutraceuticals Group, and Cambridge University. Dr. Stone served as Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology at the University of Central Arkansas, Sr. Tutor at Oxford University, and designed curriculums for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In 2017, Dr. Stone co-developed Sigma Tactical Wellness, an organization intent on determining the causes of and reducing the prevalence of coronary disease in law enforcement officers throughout the United States. To date, his program has screened more than 7,000 police officers and the derived data and methods are being used across the nation to save countless lives. As a well-regarded lecturer, Dr. Stone has presented data at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference, Texas Chiefs Association, The FBI National Academy, and many other state, local, and federal law-enforcement agencies.

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Noel C. March serves as Chief Strategy Officer for Sigma Tactical Wellness, LLC as well as faculty of Justice Studies and Director of the Maine Community Policing Institute at the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA). From 2010 to 2018 he served as an appointee of President Barack Obama as the United States Marshal in Maine where he represented the U.S. Department of Justice in the protection of our federal courts and judges, the investigation and apprehension of federal fugitives, the investigation of registered sex offenders, confiscation of criminal assets and support of the witness protection program. Chief March is a nationally recognized subject-matter-expert in Community Oriented Policing who presently sits on the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Board of Directors. He is also the author of an award winning online police training program and he instructs and speaks on community engagement topics at colleges and conferences internationally. His work has been featured in The Police Chief, the ASLET Trainer, the FBI National Academy Associate and University Business magazines. He is a decorated veteran of law enforcement in Connecticut and Maine, where he has also held the ranks of Police Officer, Drug Unit Supervisor, and Chief Deputy Sheriff. Noel is a graduate of the 170th session of the prestigious FBI National Academy as well as the University of New England and the University of Maine Graduate School, where he earned degrees in Organizational Leadership and Peace & Reconciliation Studies, respectively.