Officer Wellness During Crisis Events:

Resources, Tools and Strategies


Editor’s Note:  The California Peace Officers’ Association (CPOA) organized and conducted this webinar featuring Cordico CEO, Dr. David Black.  The host, Carol Leveroni, is CPOA’s Executive Director.

Description: Law enforcement was a stressful and demanding job before COVID-19; and despite the unprecedented challenges we now face, our nation’s true heroes continue to perform heroically every day serving the greater good and protecting our communities. In this online forum, we’ll review and discuss resources, tools, and strategies for prioritizing officer wellness during this time of crisis, with a focus on mitigating the stress and anxiety of working during the pandemic. This forum is hosted by Dr. David Black, the Founder and CEO of Cordico, who has been serving law enforcement since 2002 and provides officer wellness services for law enforcement agencies nationwide.

Disclaimer: The materials provided in this webinar are for general informational and educational purposes only. The materials are not intended to be and should not be considered legal advice or opinion. Please seek legal counsel before acting on the topics discussed. The materials are not intended to be and should not be considered a substitute for clinical diagnosis or professional medical advice or opinion. Please consult with your physician, therapist, or other qualified healthcare provider before acting on the topics discussed.

Links: This webinar provides QR code hyperlinks to a wide range of resources. These links include:

CDC What Law Enforcement Needs to Know About COVID-19

Lexipol Free COVID-19 Policies, Courses, and Training Tools

Police Foundation COVID-19 Resources for Law Enforcement

Lancet: Psychological Impact of Quarantine and How to Reduce It: Rapid Review of the Evidence

First Responders, COVID-19 and Stress: Finding Peace

Free Family Mental Health Resource:

7 Video Course on Supporting Your First Responder Family’s Mental Wellness During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Free Parenting Resource:

While the Kids Are Home from School: Audible Free Children’s Books

CPCA Officer Wellness Issue


Peer Support Q&A

The Asher Model: 7-Point Approach to a Culture of Wellness



National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement by Dr. Kevin Gilmartin

Mindful Responder by Crawford Coates

Increasing Resilience in Police and Emergency Personnel

Good Cop, Good Cop

California Peace Officers’ Association

About CPOA

The California Peace Officers’ Association was established in 1921 and is committed to developing progressive leadership for the California law enforcement community through organizational networking, professional development, technology advancement and public policy advocacy. CPOA has over 16,000 members of all ranks from municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies from throughout the state of California.

About Dr. David Black

David Black, Ph.D. is the CEO of Cordico, serving hundreds of public safety agencies nationally. Dr. Black is a Board Member of the National Sheriffs’ Association Psychological Services Group, serves as the Chair of Technology and Social Media, is an Advisory Board Member for the National Police Foundation’s Center for Mass Violence Response Studies, serves on the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Police Psychological Services Ethics Committee, serves on the National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Officer Wellness Committee, serves on the California Police Chiefs’ Association Human Behind the Badge Committee, is an Officer Wellness subject matter expert for the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST), and earlier served on IACP Police Psychological Services committees tasked with updating the standards for fitness-for-duty examinations and officer-involved shootings. Cordico is partnered with the California State Firefighters’ Association (CSFA) to strengthen firefighter mental health and well-being. Dr. Black has been serving first responders since 2002.