Franklin Police Officers undergo peer support training as part of Chief’s 2018 wellness initiative

Today, 10 Franklin Police Officers are receiving peer support training as part of the Department’s 2018 goal of increasing the overall health and wellness of its officers.

“Police officers respond to incredible tragedy,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “We help people during some of the worst moments of their lives. Memories of those tough moments can linger in our hearts and on our minds, and it’s important that we have officers in place who can help their peers make sense of it all once the dust settles.”

Today’s training, hosted by Metro Police, touches on topics like resiliency, substance abuse, and police shootings. Chief Faulkner hopes that an increased 2018 focus on wellness keeps officers healthy and sound, so they can be their best while serving the Franklin community, and while they are at home with their own families.

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