Public Safety Health Symposium

From Hiring to Retiring Healthy
Friday, November 3, 2017
Indiana State Police Post 52

The Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police Foundation (IACPF), and the National Institute for Public Safety Health (NIPSH) present the second Public Safety Health Symposium. This symposium will provide law enforcement agencies with information and tools to promote health and wellness throughout an officer’s entire career. The goal is to promote a culture in law enforcement that hires officers healthy and retires them healthy.




Who Should Attend?

  • Law Enforcement administrators
  • Local union leadership
  • Law enforcement health and safety officers
  • Local executive board members
  • Health professionals
  • Anyone involved in their department’s wellness-fitness program

Featured Presenters

  • John Violanti, PhD, Research Professor, University at Buffalo Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, and NY State Police (ret.): Dr. Violanti will open the day with a high-level overview of the major health issues and occupational stressors affecting Law Enforcement officers, highlighting the need for organizational support of health and wellness programs within Law Enforcement.
  • Stefanos Kales, MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM, Associate Professor, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health: Dr. Kales will be giving a high-level overview of chronic disease risk factors and the role of nutrition in reducing the risk for disease and improving Law Enforcement health.  Dr. Kales will also discuss his research on Mediterranean Diet-based nutritional interventions among public safety personnel.
  • Captain Brian Nanavaty, National Director-First Responder Outreach, Dynamic Life Recovery Centers: Captain Nanavaty will be speaking about how Law Enforcement agencies can proactively address mental health concerns such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • Steve Pitts, Chief of Police (ret.), Reno Police Department: Chief Pitts will be speaking about how his utilization of peer-led health programs improved health outcomes in the Reno Police Department.
  • Patrick Flannelly, Chief of Police, Lafayette Police Department: Chief Flannelly will serve as the Symposium emcee for the day.