Wellness Provider Vetting Guide   [open pdf - 5MB]

From the Overview: "The National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Division of Wellness Services is committed to identifying culturally competent wellness services for members of the law enforcement profession and their families. The National Officer Wellness Committee, comprising active and retired law enforcement professionals, applies vetting practices to services and providers to identify the most competent and specialized services. Based on survey research conducted by the National FOP, our organization has determined that a key concern among members of law enforcement is that mental health providers may not understand the unique nature of police culture and the job and work of a law enforcement officer. Thus, this guide was created for the purposes of addressing those concerns and as a means to increase awareness of those providers and programs that provide specialized, culturally competent, and occupationally aware wellness services. Created with the advice and guidance of professional police psychologists, this guide also serves as a tool for law enforcement agencies and officers to assist with examining and selecting mental health service providers in their own geographic area. It is suggested that agency wellness program coordinators and departmental wellness managers use this guide as a tool for locating services for agency personnel. It focuses on ensuring the provider has a requisite level of cultural competency and familiarity with law enforcement and other public safety professions. Our vetting process is multifaceted and seeks to examine various aspects of wellness services as outlined in the following sections."

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Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS): https://cops.usdoj.gov/
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