Addressing Four OSW Pillars in Smaller and Rural Communities: Officer Safety and Wellness Group Meeting Summary [open pdf - 4MB]
From the Document: "In March 2020, the OSW [Officer Safety and Wellness] Group convened to discuss law enforcement safety and wellness challenges that are unique to small and rural agencies--an essential conversation given that approximately 80 percent of U.S. law enforcement agencies have fewer than 20 officers. This meeting focused on addressing safety and tactical care via training and proper equipment; promoting physical health through testing, regular wellness visits, and fitness resources; and supporting mental wellness with confidential counseling, peer support groups, and other innovative and unconventional resources. Overall, the goal was to identify best practices, discuss research, and share strategies to improve holistic wellness for officers. The meeting participants also clearly highlighted several ways in which leadership should promote wellness among their staff."
U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services: https://cops.usdoj.gov/