EUREKA, Calif. — Eureka Police Chief Steve Watson has announced plans to provide his police officers with the leading high-tech officer wellness solution to support their mental health and well-being. Eureka Police Department officers will now have a powerful and easy-to-use wellness tool in the palm of their hands.
“I worry constantly about the safety and well-being of the officers, dispatchers, and professional staff who serve and protect others. Our law enforcement first responders are regularly exposed to a toxic soup of stress, trauma and tragedy. We recognize their families serve too and also need our support. EPD is fully committed to taking care of our people. Officer safety should be holistic. It isn’t just about body armor, weapons and tactics, but also about overall well-being including resiliency, physical, mental, social, spiritual, financial and emotional wellness. This mobile app will provide our members with continuous private and confidential access to mental health and wellness help and support,” Chief Watson said.
The EPD Wellness App was created in collaboration with the city’s human resources department and Cordico. It provides access to therapists, peer support and the leading officer wellness solution available nationwide, offering confidential, in-hand, on-demand 24/7 access to 30+ modules on topics such as alcohol, depression, emotional health, family support, financial fitness, mindfulness, psychological first aid, sleep optimization and stress management.
“No one should ever feel blocked from accessing help at times of need due to their schedule or location or concerns about confidentiality, and that is especially true for our public safety personnel who dedicate their professional lives to responding to others’ emergencies,” Cordico CEO Dr. David Black said.
The EPD rolled out their new Cordico Wellness App to all of its members, spouses and significant others Thursday.