New York, New York, United States
Mark Wachter is the Commanding Officer of the NYPD Health and Wellness Section.
He was tasked with this important role to ensure the health and wellness through new monitoring and outreach programs. He was able to implement a new Health and Wellness Application for the department smartphones and a 400-person Peer Support Program. The section offers physical fitness, nutrition, yoga, and retirement planning in person and online by hosting numerous webinars. In July 2020, the section implemented a Critical Incident Debriefing program to improve the ability for our officers to process daily traumatic events which has seen over 3,000 members. Deputy Inspector Wachter oversaw the creation of a 30-part online wellness training series on NYPD-U to offer information to the 55,000 members of the department to reduce the stigma of obtaining assistance. Mark is certified by Georgetown University and the NYPD to be a Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) Instructor to teach the executive staff on this new department initiative which focused on health and wellness. In 2021, he was able to implement a therapy K9 dog program within the Employee Assistance Unit.
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