NLEOMF's Troy Anderson: 'Zero is the only number that is acceptable'
Reducing officer deaths to zero is the key goal of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund's Officer Wellness and Safety program
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If you've visited the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC, you will know it is a moving and powerful experience like no other. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) helps to oversee the operations of the memorial and puts on programs and seminars for public safety professionals across the board.
In this episode of the Policing Matters podcast, sponsored by Staccato, host Jim Dudley speaks with Troy Anderson, executive director of Officer Safety and Wellness at NLEOMF, about NLEOMF's officer wellness programs, reducing line of duty deaths, NLEOMF'S recent firearms safety summit and upcoming plans for National Police Week.
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TOP QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE
If you have a robust wellness program, that is a resource when you are recruiting and retaining folks."
It doesn't cost a lot of money to build a peer support program. There are some amazing community-based resources."
The worst thing that law enforcement agencies do when confronted with starting a wellness program is to recreate the wheel."
Resources mentioned in this episode
- First Responder Wellness Week
- National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
- Destination Zero program
- 35th Annual Candlelight Vigil
- National Police Week 2023 schedule of events
- Destination Zero award recipient: How the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office built an award-winning officer wellness program
- NLEOMF report: LE LODDs down 61% in 2022, but firearms-related deaths significantly higher
About our guest
He is the recipient of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) Cofounders Award for Excellence in Critical Intervention and/or Disaster Response based on his work with the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy and has presented extensively on critical incident stress management across the United States, Canada and Europe.
Connect with Troy Anderson
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