Welcome to the Wheatland Police Department
Employee Assistance Program
The administration of Wheatland Police Department has established a program to assist WPD employees and their family members. Everyday stressors, as well as some of the unique stressors and difficulties involved in public safety work, can affect our lives and have a real impact on our well-being. We want to help provide resources so that WPD staff members can quickly and conveniently, and in complete privacy, get in touch with a qualified provider who stands ready to assist with any emotional or psychological issue.
The Employee Assistance Program provides access to a network of specially selected mental health professionals practicing in Wyoming who have experience in assisting those with law enforcement/criminial justice duties and those who have experienced psychological trauma.
WPD employees will be provided with up to three hours of services annually. Family members are encouraged to access services with our providers employing their insurance benefits. To access services, simply select a provider from the group and email them directly. You do not need a referral from anyone else, and you may remain anonymous. If you prefer to see your provider for longer than three meetings, you may use your health insurance program to continue services (each of our providers will accept the program).
Why use the EAP?
The EAP network consists of mental health counselors who stand ready to assist Police Department employees in identifying issues and planning care. EAP providers are located in Cheyenne, Laramie, and other Wyoming cities across the state.
What if I want to attend more than three sessions?
The three sessions provided by the program are meant to support planning services. The Police Department health insurance program can be employed for an indefinite number of sessions if desired.
Why doesn’t the EAP provide as many sessions as I want or need?
The Police Department’s health insurance is your primary resource for medical and mental health care. The EAP is meant to make it easier to connect with suitable providers and to access care. It is a wellness program.
How do referrals work?
You may self-refer by contacting a provider directly by email or telephone to schedule an appointment. You should expect a response within 24 hours. Contact Dr. Post’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like assistance in completing a referral.
How do I know that my sessions will be private?
EAP network providers are private practitioners who enter into a client-therapist relationship with those who are referred or who self-refer. They are required by law and ethical standards to honor confidentiality, subject to legal exceptions they will describe. They cannot reveal the content of sessions to anyone without the written consent of their client. Your case will not be discussed with anyone associated with the WPD or Dr. Post without your specific consent.
Who administers the EAP?
Psychologist Jerry Post, Psy.D., of Cheyenne administers the EAP. His practice hosts the web page and manages the network of providers.