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Webinar: What cops want in 2024: Strategies to boost officer wellbeing

Dive into the insights of 2,833 officers on their wellness needs and find out how police leaders can lead the way in implementing support strategies

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Register to attend this webinar on Friday, July 26, at 1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. CT / 10 a.m. PT by completing the “Register for this Police1 Webinar” box on this page!

Can’t make the date? Register anyway and we’ll send you a recording after the event.

Police1’s fourth annual State of the Industry survey focused on what officers need to improve their wellbeing. Our expert panel will break down the responses from 2,833 officers and provide actionable insights for police chiefs. The discussion will review mental health support, wellness checks and how to create an environment that encourages officers to seek help without fear of stigma or repercussions. Chiefs will learn how prioritizing officer wellness can improve job performance and safety within their forces.

Additionally, the panelists will cover practical solutions to common challenges such as managing work hours, integrating wellness programs into daily operations and fostering a balanced work-life culture. Experts will share strategies for providing support services and promoting overall health, including the provision of counseling services and fitness opportunities during shifts.

During this webinar, sponsored by Utility, panelists will discuss strategies to address key findings of the survey, including how to:

  • Implement effective tools for mental health support and conduct regular wellness checks.
  • Create a supportive environment that reduces stigma around seeking help.
  • Develop practical solutions for managing work hours and integrating wellness programs into daily operations.
  • Foster a balanced work-life culture and the value of peer support networks.
Download this in-depth analysis of Police1’s State of the Industry survey on officer wellbeing to use as a reference during the webinar

MEET THE SPEAKERS:

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L - R: Chief Ken Wallentine, Dr. David Black, Commander Mark Galvan, Chief Marcia Harnden

Ken Wallentine is the chief of the West Jordan (Utah) Police Department and former chief of law enforcement for the Utah Attorney General. He has served over three decades in public safety, is a legal expert and editor of Xiphos, a monthly national criminal procedure newsletter. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Death and serves as a use of force consultant in state and federal criminal and civil litigation across the nation. He is the senior legal advisor for Lexipol.

Dr. David Black, Ph.D. is the founder of Cordico, the president of Lexipol Wellness Solutions and the chief psychologist for the California Police Chiefs Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Lexipol, which serves more than 2 million public safety professionals in 10,000 agencies and municipalities across the United States. Over the years, he has worked collaboratively with the IACP, the FBINAA, the National Sheriffs’ Association, the National Policing Institute and other associations to help strengthen wellness nationally for those who serve and protect. Inspired by the heroic sacrifices of first responders on September 11, 2001, Dr. Black has been serving law enforcement for more than 20 years.

Commander Mark Galvan has served in law enforcement for 18 years. He joined the Castle Rock (Colorado) Police Department (CRPD) in November 2009 where he worked as a patrol officer, detective (both with the Castle Rock Police Department and Douglas County IMPACT Unit) and bike patrol. He was promoted to sergeant in 2018, overseeing both patrol officers and the Community Action Team (CAT). Commander Galvan has been an instrumental part of CRPD’s wellness programs. He is the department’s E-FIT coordinator and serves as CRPD’s Peer Support Coordinator. His passion for wellness and mental health programs at CRPD is deeply rooted in his personal wellness and mental health journey. Commander Galvan oversees the Special Operations Division, which includes the Community Partnership Unit (CPU), Community Response Team (CRT), school resource officers, animal control, Homeless Outreach Team and traffic.

Chief Marcia Harnden has been with the Albany (Wash.) Police Department since December 2019. Prior to her tenure at APD, she provided 25 years of public service to the Bellevue Police Department in Washington State. She served in many different specialty units at Bellevue Police and has extensive management and labor experience. Her command experience has been in Patrol, Traffic, Investigations, Narcotics, Human Trafficking, SWAT and Crisis Response. Her focus in on strengthening community partnerships and building trusted relationships to not only reduce crime but reduce the fear of crime. Chief Harnden holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington and a Master’s Degree in Organizational and Applied Leadership from City University of Seattle.