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Health & Wellness

At Cobb County Department of Emergency Communications, we prioritize the mental health, wellness, and resiliency of our 911 professionals. Our organization works hard to minimize the effects of burnout and ensure that we provide our team members with the necessary tools to do so. We offer annual training, in-person courses, and monthly newsletter articles on mental health, wellness, peer support, and resilience. We offer a newly renovated gym space with new equipment thanks to a partnership with the Cobb County Public Safety Foundation. We provide an outdoor garden for team members to enjoy after a tough call with a soothing fountain and hammock. Our ten-member peer support team can provide emotional and physical support to their peers during traumatic events.

  • Health & Wellness Committee

    This committee aims to promote a physical and mental well-being culture by providing healthy activities and support. Since their start in the Fall of 2021, they have updated the old police gym and provided more nutritious food options in the vending machines. The Health & Wellness organizes Step and workout challenges throughout the year, encouraging team members to be active while engaging in friendly competition. The Health Wellness Committee provides healthy recipes for the agency department newsletter and encourages people to try them.

  • G.R.O.W.

    The G.R.O.W. (Growth, Restoration, Oneness, & Wellness) Committee was formed in the summer of 2021 to renovate and maintain the abandoned police memorial garden into a relaxing sensory garden for Cobb County 911 team members. This space serves as a retreat from the high-stress conditions of the operations floor and can be used by employees, day or night. The Garden had a grand opening during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week 2022 and has been in heavy use since by D.E.C. employees.

  • Peer Support Team

    The Cobb County Department of Emergency Communications Peer Support Team  is made up of ten members who volunteer their time to provide physical and emotional support. This team offers confidential support to those who reach out or show signs that assistance is needed on a case-by-case basis. Peer Support members provide their time, experience, and understanding to help peers. When the issues require a higher level of care, team members offer referrals to the Cobb County Department of Public Safety Lead Clinician, the Employee Assistance Program, or the Cobb County Police Chaplin Program. Our Peer Support Team has had over 200 contacts since its inception, internally with D.E.C team members and assisting outside agencies during their critical incidents.