Mobile Mammography Comes to South Patrol on 9/15

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.  And, 40% of women in the Kansas City metro area are NOT getting their annual screening mammograms. When caught early, the survival rate for breast cancer is a staggering 99%.

The Kansas City Police Department, in partnership with the Kansas City Police Officers Memorial Foundation, is proud to bring mobile mammography to the community.  The department has partnered with Diagnostic Imaging Centers to bring their mobile 3D mammography coach to the KCPD South Patrol Division, located at 9701 Marion Park Drive. Women will be able to get their yearly, screening mammogram on-site, between 7am-7pm on Friday September 15th.

The 40-foot mobile clinic features an onboard 3D mammography machine that is the latest in low dose mammography screening.  It was custom designed with patient comfort and care in mind.

The September 15th event is open to department members and the public. Uninsured women may qualify for a covered mammogram.

See the attached flier for information on scheduling an appointment.  For more information, please contact Major Darren Ivey or Captain Justin Kobolt.

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Box Breathing

Box Breathing is a deep breathing and mindfulness exercise that is simple to use and embraced by military commanders, special forces, professional athletes, business leaders, and yes…law enforcement.

The process is simple:

Step 1: Find a comfortable chair or place to lie down.

Step 2: Inhale for 4 seconds.

Step 3: Hold air in your lungs for 4 seconds.

Step 4: Exhale for 4 seconds, emptying all of the air in your lungs.

Step 5: Hold your lungs empty for 4 seconds.

Step 6: Repeat for five minutes, or as long as is necessary to feel refocused and relaxed.

Below is a brief article discussing the practice and how it can particularly help those in law enforcement.  This is a practice that can have a set schedule, but also can be applied at almost anytime when feeling stressed (driving to a call, after an intense situation, sitting at the dispatch console, working through a case file, etc).

http://www.policemag.com/channel/careers-training/articles/2017/01/box-breathing.aspx

If you have any questions, comments, or are in need of further resources, please reach out to the Employee Wellness Unit.

Have a safe day!

Financial Fitness for Law Enforcement

Financial wellness is a key component of overall well-being and stress reduction.  Please review the linked article from PoliceOne.  This is a quick read that can put you on the path towards your financial goals.

The article briefly highlights the following topics:

  • Creating a budget
  • Jump-starting an emergency fund
  • Starting a debt-reduction plan
  • Retirement planning
  • Life insurance
  • Creating a will

If you have any questions or are in need of further resources, please reach out to the Employee Wellness Unit.

https://www.policeone.com/lifestyle-retirement/articles/336874006-Financial-fitness-for-law-enforcement-officers/

Welcome

Welcome to the KCPD Wellness Blog.  This blog is managed by the Employee Wellness  Unit and will be used to communicate and archive important wellness-related information.  We hope that you can use this as a tool to improve in the many aspects of wellness, including physical, social, emotional, physical, and financial.  We chose this external blog platform so that this information could be easily accessed with personal devices and be a benefit to the employees, friends, and families of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department.  Please contact the Employee Wellness Unit with any questions, comments, or ideas for future postings.