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File #: AM No. 21-065   
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 4/6/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/4/2021 Final action: 5/4/2021
Title: Approval of the Police Department Wellness & Resiliency Coordinator Contract with inLife Clinic LLC, in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $75,000
Attachments: 1. Agenda Memo, 2. Attachment A: Wellness Consultant Contract
TO: Members of the City Council
FROM: Mayor Angela Birney
DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR CONTACT(S):
Police
Chief Darrell Lowe
425-556-2521

DEPARTMENT STAFF:
Police
Tim Gately
Captain


TITLE:
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Approval of the Police Department Wellness & Resiliency Coordinator Contract with inLife Clinic LLC, in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $75,000

OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
recommendation
Provides oversight of the Police Department's Peer Support Program, Public Safety Chaplaincy Program, and provides on-going educational activities in support of healthy personal and professional and family relationships.
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? Additional Background Information/Description of Proposal Attached


REQUESTED ACTION:

? Receive Information ? Provide Direction ? Approve


REQUEST RATIONALE:

* Relevant Plans/Policies:
N/A
* Required:
N/A
* Council Request:
N/A
* Other Key Facts:
This program began in 2018 under Finance Agreement #8005-2 and has been extended each year. The new contract is a one-year contract with an option to renew for two additional one-year terms.


OUTCOMES:
The profession of Police Officer is stressful, and studies have shown that public safety employees may be susceptible to relationship challenges, unacceptable rates of divorce, low morale, suicide, and substance abuse. To assist officers in times of traumatic events the Redmond Police Department provides education, support, and opportunities to ensure the well-being of our employees. We contract with a mental health professional to oversee our current programs, enhance our efforts to help employees in their times of need and to ensure the long-term well-being of employees. We have a stake in promoting police officers' wellness, because it has a direct impact on officers' abilities to effectively serve their communities.

(Acquadro Maran D, Zedda M, Varetto A. Physical Practice and Wellness Courses Reduce Distress and Improve Wellbeing in Police Officers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018;...

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