In 2017, the Stockton Police Department (SPD) developed the Safety, Health, Resilience, Endurance, and Development (SHRED) program SPD with the desired goal to reduce the number of work-related injuries and industrial disability retirements, reduce the medical and overtime costs related to these injuries, and reduce the number of work hours lost to work-related injuries. This was to be achieved by providing cutting-edge physical fitness and injury prevention evaluations through Sparta Science’s state-of-the-art physical conditioning evaluation equipment and software. The National Police Foundation provided research support and evaluation expertise.
In order to conduct an analysis of SHRED’s project impact, the National Police Foundation analyzed a variety of variables on all SPD officers to determine the initial effectiveness of the SHRED program. The analysis is on-going and a finalized report is expected for Spring 2019.
This analysis is funded by the Stockton Police Department via a COPS Community Policing Development (CPD) Microgrant.
Dr. Julie Grieco
Senior Research Associate
National Police Foundation
Research, officer wellness, officer safety, officer fitness, analysis