EAPA Lone Star

Highlights of the GPPD Fit Force Wellness Program

  • 20 Feb 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Stacy Furniture and Design (Community Room 3rd Floor) 1900 S. MAIN ST. GRAPEVINE, TX 76051
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"GPPD Fit Force Wellness Program"

Have you heard about GPPD Fit Force? It is the first mental health and wellness program in the country for first responders and is trending as a national model for law enforcement leaders.

Following an alarming trend of officer suicides in 2018 across the country that outnumbered the line of duty deaths in the same year, Grand Prairie Police officials have rolled out a comprehensive wellness program for officers. A required four pronged program, the initiative focuses on coaching an officer on their physical, spiritual, emotional, and financial wellness.

Officers say the stressors and trauma they are exposed to on a daily basis can wear them down. According to GP Police Chief Steve Dye, “Our PTSD and depression rate in our profession are five times higher than the civilian population.”  In the end, Chief Dye says a physically and mentally fit officer benefits the department and most importantly the community they serve. “When we serve the public we need to be whole and healthy.”

Officer Nick Daugherty leads the financial component of the GPPD Fit Force wellness program. He will highlight the successes of the program and discuss his personal experience as well as everyday challenges that impact fellow officers lives.


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