Hello everyone, please take a moment and read what can happen if you’re not making sleep a priority. Studies have shown that not getting enough SLEEP can be just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated!
Think about that.
Regardless of what you do or where you work on the department, SLEEP must be incorporated into your daily routine. If you need assistance or strategies to help you get a good nights sleep, please call us at the Employee Wellness Section (EWS).
Take care and stay safe,
Rob & Luther
The Wellness Section has created a new objective in recognizing department members and specific units/sections within our organization. This month’s spotlight focuses on two patrol officers who have dedicated their entire career to patrol. They both shared some strategies on how they overcome the stressors patrol can sometimes offer.
Check out the below link to read the full article.
All too often we over eat during our work shift, check out this program that will make you earn your lunch! If you find yourself needing motivation, find a colleague to do this program with you.
Hey guys check this article out, it discusses several options on how to tactfully eat while on patrol!
“When you start feeling the effects of long hours spent on patrol without a solid meal, you face a real job hazard. Poor food choices — combined with stress, erratic sleeping habits, often unpredictable conditions and other factors unique to police work — can take a toll on officers’ health over time, in the form of depression and disease.”
Please contact the Wellness Section if you would like assistance with meal planning. 816-459-4329 or 816-213-9103
5 excuses cops make about their financial mistakes
Hey guys check out this article that addresses financial mistakes often made by police officers! Also, this article was written by a financial coach that is a police officer who personally experienced financial hardships.
- I’ll just work more overtime.
- I don’t trust anyone.
- I’m embarrassed.
- I can do it myself.
- I deserve [insert thing you don’t actually deserve here].
Please reach out to the Wellness Section if you would like information on financial budgeting. (816) 459-4329
Plan for the future by focusing on your health today, this article offers 5 steps on improving your physical health. The topics include the following:
- Move your body
- Maintain your fitness
- Assess your equipment
- Prioritize your rest
- Protect your hearing
“Officers must accept that stress is taking a toll on their lives so they can take steps to mediate and reduce the adverse effects it has on them and their families.”
The below link offers insight on how police officers can manage stress from the job, promoting healthy professional and personal relationships. The following topics are discussed in the link:
- Types of Stress Officers Face
- How Stress Hurts Law Enforcement Families
- How to Improve Family Life
- Hobbies and Activities
- Friendships outside the Force