Officer Wellness in the 21st Century: Tools, Strategies, and Innovative Solutions
This conference workshop presentation discusses how law enforcement agencies of all sizes are utilizing innovative technology to place high-quality officer wellness tools directly into the hands of officers, including tools for alcohol abuse, anger management, compassion fatigue, depression, family support, financial fitness, mindfulness, peer support, PTSD, resilience development, sleep optimization, suicide prevention, trauma, work-life balance and much more. Viewers will learn how to leverage technology to strengthen existing officer wellness programs, and how to build new officer wellness programs from the ground up.
David Black, Chief Psychologist California Police Chiefs Assoc. Wellness Committee / Ph.D. Clinical Psychology / Licensed Psychologist (CA)
CEO and Chief Psychologist
Dr. David Black is the Founder and CEO of CORDICO, serving hundreds of law enforcement agencies nationally. He is the Chief Psychologist of the California Police Chiefs Association Wellness Committee, and a Founding Board Member of the National Sheriffs Association Psychological Services Group. Dr. Black is also an Advisory Board Member for the National Police Foundation’s Center for Mass Violence Response Studies, serves on the IACP Police Psychological Services Ethics Committee, serves on the National Fraternal Order of Police Officer Wellness Committee and Provider Evaluation Subcomittee, and is an Officer Wellness subject matter expert for the California Commission on POST. Dr. Black has been serving law enforcement since 2002.
Chief of Police (Ret)
California Police Chief?s Association Wellness Committee
Police Chief John Carli has 32 years of experience and is recognized as a progressive and innovative leader in law enforcement. As an outspoken advocate and thought leader for the law enforcement profession, Carli?s most relevant work focuses on national best practices in policing, technology, public policy, and officer safety and wellness. In the summer of 2016, Chief Carli was summoned to the White House to meet with President Obama In the wake of national high profile policing events and civil unrest. Since then he has dedicated his time and efforts to improve the profession and implement change. Recognizing the gap between officers in crisis and the need for early prevention strategies, Carli embarked on implementing a radical culture shift to create psychological resiliency within first responders. John?s preventive approach to promoting this culture of wellness led to his development of a unique ?Law Enforcement Wellness App? that was highlighted at the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) national town-hall meeting focusing on police officer suicides. Under Carli?s leadership, the Vacaville Police Department was recognized as the 2020 top agency in the nation by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Foundation, receiving the ?Destination Zero? Officer Safety and Wellness award. Chief Carli is an Executive Fellow with the National Police Foundation, focusing on the continuous improvement within the policing profession throughout his career. Carli represents the California Police Chief?s Association as the chair of the California Data Sharing Task Force, focusing on best practice strategies for law enforcement technology and information system sharing, and is a member of the California Attorney General?s Advisory Committee.