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Episode #11: A Conversation with Brady Pilster from CORDICO

Episode #11: A Conversation with Brady Pilster from CORDICO

May 25, 2021

Today I have the pleasure of speaking with Brady Pilster. Brady is the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships for CORDICO. For those of you not familiar with Cordico, Cordico is the leader in officer wellness technology. CordicoShield Wellness Apps are confidential, available 24/7, easy to use, proactive wellness solutions customized for law enforcement agencies of every type and size. CordicoShield provides law enforcement with powerful handheld wellness resources, anonymous self-assessments, access to peer support, geo-mapping of vetted therapists, one-touch calling, on-demand tools targeting critical incidents, depression, suicide risk, and much more.

LINKS:

CORDICO (Website)

CORDICO Wellness App Booklet

 

Tactical Tip Tuesday - Microcast 10

Tactical Tip Tuesday - Microcast 10

May 18, 2021

Tactical Tip Tuesday is a weekly microcast where we will share a tip, tool, or dose of inspiration for the week ahead.

This week: Find Your Tribe

Links for 30X30 Initiative:

https://30x30initiative.org/about-30x30/

https://www.police1.com/women-officers/articles/police-agencies-sign-national-pledge-to-recruit-30-women-by-2030-NAeOiIHClnyIEeqH/

Episode #10: Under the Headset with Pam Opoka

Episode #10: Under the Headset with Pam Opoka

May 11, 2021

Pam Opoka is the Public Safety Training Coordinator and Peer Support Program Planner at Mid-America Regional Council (MARC).  She has over 25 years of experience in Public Safety and has a master’s degree in Public Administration and is an ENP or Emergency Number Professional. Pam is active in University Research projects for peer support efficacy.  She is currently the co-chair of National Emergency Number Association’s Wellness Committee Peer Support Work Group and is a member of NENA’s Education Advisory Board. Pam is also on the State of MO Service Board Training Committee and the State of KS Coordinating Council Training Committee. She is an advocate for mental health and wellness for public safety professionals.

 

Pam spent years working as a dispatcher and knows first hand the mental and physical risks posed by the cumulative stress associated with working under the headset.  Pam is passionate about supporting her fellow dispatchers and other first responders through wellness programming, peer support, and more.

LINKS:

https://www.nena.org/page/PeerSupport (INF Doc is published here)

https://www.nena.org/page/WellnessContinuum

https://marccs-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/popoka_marc_org/EaQP5Let8gVGiIlgk5mpD2UBbTGFYqRswxkSDA4PZ0d2Uw?e=DlPHIS

https://www.marc.org/Emergency-Services-9-1-1/Regional-911-System/Training/911-Peer-Support-Program

Tactical Tip Tuesday - Microcast 9

Tactical Tip Tuesday - Microcast 9

May 4, 2021

Tactical Tip Tuesday is a weekly microcast where we will share a tip, tool, or dose of inspiration for the week ahead.

This week: How yoga and meditation helped sharpen my aim

Article Link: https://www.police1.com/police-training/articles/how-yoga-and-meditation-helped-sharpen-my-aim-U1igYyNBTQ1RSINh/

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