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).
WPD will provide one hour each year to each employee to meet with and consult our psychologist, Dr. Jerry Post. Dr. Post will schedule time to be in Wheatland to conduct these consultations. They are voluntary but highly recommended, and are meant to provide a safe, comfortable and informal way to discuss your life circumstances-confidentially. No record is kept, and there does not need to be a problem. It is not an evaluation- it’s a check-in not a check-up.