POST Organizational Wellness Program

Organizational Wellness Application

Could your agency benefit from your sworn and non-sworn personnel performing at their peak with a nexus to improved community relations? Communities across the state are diverse and constantly evolving, and are best served when law enforcement personnel are thriving in their personal and professional lives.

The POST Organizational Wellness Program is specifically tailored for each agency and member. Developed and delivered by culturally competent wellness and resilience experts through the University of California (UC) San Diego Centers for Integrative Health, this optimization program is adaptive, contemporary, and practical in mentoring law enforcement agencies to develop their own organizational wellness programs that are specific to the needs of their sworn and non-sworn personnel. This engaging, interactive mentorship program will be facilitated by highly trained professionals with expertise and experience in law enforcement and wellness.

It’s okay to not be okay, but it’s not okay to stay that way.

Dr. Cherylynn R. Lee, M.A., PhD.

The reality is that everyone is either approaching adversity, dealing with adversity, or has recently overcome adversity. This multifaceted approach is geared to equip law enforcement agencies and their personnel with evidence-based concepts while supporting the following key factors:

  • Integrate the physical, emotional, and mental health of law enforcement professionals
  • Learn practices to improve peak performance
  • Emphasize the intersection of individual wellness, procedural justice, and community relations
  • Provide a framework that embeds qualitative, quantitative, or biometric measurements to evaluate outcomes.

Application and Qualifications

Qualified agencies seeking training reimbursement shall employ peace officers pursuant to Penal Code Section 830.1. Agencies who wish to participate in this program will be required to demonstrate an emphasis on the intersection of individual wellness, procedural justice, and community relations. Applications are continuously accepted and are required for participation in the program. All accepted agencies will be guided through the onboarding process by mentors and subject matter experts with the UC San Diego Centers for Integrative Health. 

Note: Funding for this program is concurrent with, but distinct from, wellness funding that is being administered by the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC). For questions related to BSCC funds data reporting, contact If you have received or are planning to receive BSCC funding for wellness, POST and the UC San Diego Centers for Integrative Health are available to provide guidance and programming to support your agency. If interested, please email

Additional Information

Available Training Courses

Resource Contacts for Agencies* (xlsx)


Organizational Wellness Application

Available Resources

Your Life is Worth the Call. If you find yourself in emotional distress, or are contemplating suicide, please call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

1(800) 273-8255

Staying Healthy in the Fray:  The Impact of Crowd Management on Officers in the Context of Civil Unrest

The National Police Foundation in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Statistics provides detailed information and statistics on the stressors, their effects, and mitigation methods common to law enforcement as applied to the different perspectives of various ranks and management levels.

Video Resources

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Dispatcher Wellness Training Video Program (new)

Designed to enhance the ability of California’s Public Safety Dispatchers and their supervisors to recognize common issues affecting dispatchers’ well-being, this full-length video program uses storylines that dispatchers will find all-too familiar and includes sensitive and very direct scenarios to expose the difficult challenges today’s dispatchers face when their personal and professional lives seem to run parallel.  Combined with subject matter expert commentaries who provide valuable resources and information, this CPT-qualifying program is useful in achieving and maintaining dispatchers’ personal and professional wellness.

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Did You Know?  Silent No More
This short yet compelling video exposes the silence many suffer and urges the profession to be Silent No More.

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Officer Wellness Training Video Program

This full-length training video provides insight into the many factors facing peace officers from the beginning of their career through retirement and can be completed incrementally. It includes poignant scenarios directly from the work and home environments, briefing-style facilitation, expert commentary, and bold interviews with peace officers and family to provide telling information and resources for individual officers, their families, and agencies in assisting each with experiencing healthier lives.