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Day 3 - Session 9
Sept. 24, 9:00 - 9:50 pm (EST/USA)
Sept. 25, 2:00 - 2:50 am (London)
Sept. 25, 11:00 - 11:50 am (Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane)
Sept. 25, 1:00 - 1:50 pm (New Zealand)
Innovative Approaches to Police Resilience & Well-being

Moderator:

John Bale

Managing Director and Co-founder, Fortem Australia

Panelists:

Officer Wellbeing in Long-term Crises

Dr. Katrina Sanders

Chief Medical Officer, Australian Federal Police

This presentation explores the origin of stress in long-term crises. It proposes a public health approach to individual and organisational health protection measures in long-term crises.

Oscar Kilo - The National Police Well Being Service of the U.K.

Chief Constable Andy Rhodes

Lancashire Police UK and National Police Chiefs Lead for Well Being

Chief Constable Rhodes will put forward the foundations of organisational and personal resilience which sit behind the OSCAR KILO www.oscarkilo.or.uk the National Police Well Being Service. OK is a Government funded programme providing capabilities to over 200,000 police & Fire staff. Built on solid principles combining research with employee voice with Executive leadership, he will explain how this enables us to be agile, build trust in the workforce, and deliver meaningful improvements in well-being and resilience which COVID-19 has pressure tested.

NZ Police - Prevention to our People

Superintendent Melanie Aitken

New Zealand Police

Our new H&S and Wellbeing Strategy, Safer People to 2023 is underpinned by the Te Whare Tapa Wha holistic model of wellbeing (physical, mental, family and social, spiritual) with a real focus on reducing mental health stigma. The introduction of the Wellness Hub has enabled our people to take ownership and responsibility for the four areas of wellbeing through focused prevention advice, support, resources and tools to keep people fit for work and fit for life.

Resilience Beyond Recovery

Annika Smit, PhD

Police Academy of The Netherlands

Using the biological concept of homeostasis, I will share my thoughts on how to interpret human functioning in police work. After a decade of intensive research, the Dutch police resilience program now explores new scientific grounds. Integrating different fields of research, the program entails a challenging endeavour of connecting scientific paradigms in neurobiology, psychology and sociology.

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John Bale

Prior to Fortem, John Co-Founded Soldier On Australia, a charity that works side by side with veterans who have served, and continue to serve our nation. John was the CEO of Soldier On from its inception in April 2012 until November 2018.
John was an Army Officer for 12 years prior to Soldier On. He has deployed to Afghanistan twice; once in 2008 and then again in 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours and a Masters of Arts and Masters of Management. He is current a PhD candidate writing on Moral Injury in Australian Peacekeeping Operations.

Email: john.bale@fortemaustralia.org.au

Twitter: @JBBale

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Dr. Katrina Sanders

Dr Katrina Sanders is the Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Federal Police. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, has a Master's Degree in Public Health and is the recipient of Australia Day Achievement Medallion 2019 for her work in health reform in support of law enforcement.
Dr Sanders is internationally recognised as a key contributor to health in emergency services personnel through her architecture of a holistic approach to health and wellbeing at the Australian Federal Police.

Email: katrina.sanders@afp.gov.au

Twitter: @DrKatrinaS

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Chief Constable Andy Rhodes

Andy Rhodes is the Chief Constable of Lancashire Police a force of 6000 staff in the North West of England. He is Cahir of CPOSA the Chief Officers Staff Association and National Chiefs lead for Well Being. Andy has 29 years service in a range of disciplines from specialist operations and CT firearms. The Oscar Kilo programme was created by Andy and Dr Ian Hesketh supported by Public Health England and is recognised as leading practice in establishing a sector-specific approach. The service has developed a range of capabilities such as a fleet of outreach vehicles which thus far have provided 10,000+ health checks.

Email: andy.rhodes2@googlemail.com

Twitter: @CCARhodes

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Superintendent Melanie Aitken

I have been a Police Officer for over 21 years with the NZ Police, 19 of which have been operational on the front line. Now, leading H&S and Wellness for NZ Police, I have the opportunity to turn our operating strategy 'Prevention First' into an internal focus on our people. I am genuinely passionate about wellness and health and feel privileged to lead our organizations wellbeing strategy at such a critical time nationally and globally.

Email: melanie.aitken@police.govt.nz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annika Smit, PhD

After her doctoral research in Biological Psychology, Annika embarked on a journey through the field of applied medicine (Cambridge, UK) and intelligent
systems (Delft, Netherlands) – a journey that ultimately led her to the
Dutch police force. She started working for the Dutch Police Academy in 2009 and has built a research program on police resilience. Resilience has since been a strategic research topic for the Dutch police, which has led to more than 50 research projects in collaboration with different international scientific partners. Annika was granted a Scientific Chair at the Police Academy in 2016.

Email: annika.smit@politieacademie.nl

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