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
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.
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:
“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:
Looking for an easy way to get back in shape before pool season? Check out this 30 day challenge by clicking the link. If you would like more information regarding physical wellness please contact the Employee Wellness Unit at 816-459-4329.
In part 5 of his video series, Nick Daugherty briefly discusses the topic of pensions, investing, and retirement accounts. He discusses some important things to think about when considering investment decisions to supplement you pension.
A key takeaway is that we need to focus on earning interest, rather than paying interest. In other words…get out of debt, so that you can start growing your retirement savings drastically.
If you would like to discuss your personal situation, please contact the Employee Wellness Unit. We would love to offer you some resources, help teach you how to set a budget, and develop a plan for reducing debt. We all will retire before we know it, and by getting our personal finances in order soon, we can focus on living the retirement dream that we all have earned and deserve.
The Employee Wellness Unit has several copies of Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makever, which covers many of the issues discussed by Nick Daugherty. If you’d like to borrow a copy, please contact us.
Check out this quick video of part 5 for more information:
See the other parts of this series at the below links:
Part 1: Intro and Budgeting
Part 2: Will and Estate Planning
Part 3: Debt
Part 4: Life Insurance
Nick Daugherty is a retired Sergeant from the Grand Prairie, Texas PD and has taught thousands of officers how to build financial strength by living a debt-free lifestyle and building wealth through proper savings and retirement planning. He’s also coached hundreds of families on how to get out of debt and navigate financial crises. He additionally manages retirement assets for numerous first responders, from line police and fire personnel all the way up to numerous police and fire chiefs. Contact Nick Daugherty or follow him on Facebook and Twitter. www.buildingfinancialstrength.com