Sgt. Mike Elliott

Edmonton Police Association

Breakout: Sharing Best Practice - Edmonton Police Department OSI Injury Program

Day 2 - 1:45PM - 2:45PM

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Breakout: Sharing Best Practice - Edmonton Police Department OSI Injury Program

Since its inception in 2009, the peer-driven Edmonton Police Service Reintegration Program has assisted first responders and other public safety personnel in returning to work after a critical incident or long-term absence from the workplace due to a physical or psychological injury. Members of the Reintegration Team do their work in partnership with clinicians and other stakeholders (e.g., Workers’ Compensation Board) to build the member’s return-to-work plan. The program has two streams, each with its own goal:

Short term: Delivered after involvement in a critical event such as, officer involved shootings, major collisions, attempted disarming, serious assaults, fatalities and more. It is intended to be delivered post event and prior to a psychological injury. One hundred and seventy EPS members have accessed this program to date.

Long term: Focused on returning members to work after a physical and/or psychological injury has occurred. It is possible that there has been a leave of absence from the workplace, a need for modified duties or a possibility that they are your organization’s “Working Wounded.”
The Reintegration Team has also collaborated with members in the disciplinary process on a voluntary basis. This has had the effect of helping members to feel invested in continuing to work on areas for growth while awaiting decisions from inquiries.

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