In 2016, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) entered into a cooperative agreement with the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to conduct a case study of the San Diego (California) Police Department's wellness program. The goal of this case study was to identify recommendations and lessons that will help other law enforcement agencies across the country create their own successful wellness initiatives. This executive summary highlights the high-level overview of the PERF project Building and Sustaining an Officer Wellness Program: Lessons from the San Diego Police Department and outlines promising practices for other agencies to use in creating their own wellness initiatives that are tailored to their specific needs and resources.
Federal Sponsor Agency: COPS Office
Publication Date: October 2018