HALEO offers its service to the Police Department of St-Jérôme
November 1, 2022
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HALEO will offer its services to the Police Department of the city of St-Jérôme
St-Jérôme, QC, November 1st, 2022 – HALEO, a center of expertise in virtual sleep care, announces today the signing of a service agreement that will allow the Police Department of the city of St-Jérôme to provide care related to sleep disorders to the department's 200 employees. This agreement complements one of the most comprehensive service offerings already offered to members of the St-Jérôme Police Department. This partnership provides service members with unlimited access to innovative sleep disorder treatment programs offered by HALEO.
Sleep disorders are well known to the general population, but police officers are 5 times more at risk to suffer from poor sleep. Indeed, their daily reality increases the risk that police officers have of suffering from a sleep disorder. We can observe several causes including their atypical work schedules with rotating shifts as well as the intense stressful situations they face on a daily basis. A lack of sleep can have a direct impact on their quality of life on a personal level. At the professional level, considering the risks to which they may be exposed in the course of their duties, a lack of sleep impacting their decision-making capacity could also have harsh consequences.
HALEO takes the well-being of police officers at heart and wants to offer them resources adapted to their specific needs. This is why its professionals have developed the sleep disorders program for workers working atypical hours with rotating shifts. This program provides for an evaluation meeting, followed by a 30-minute session per week, for 5 weeks. These sessions take place by videoconference, via the secure HALEO mobile application, with licensed sleep professionals. Thanks to this service, police officers have access to cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), without having to travel or face a wait that can sometimes reach 2 years in a program offered in a hospital.
The addition of a program aimed at helping police officers improve their sleep is an important addition to an already comprehensive range of solutions to properly support those at the front during emergency situations. Police officers, who are always very busy, have been in greater demand than ever over the past two years, and lack of sleep is a major reality of the profession; the addition of the HALEO program is a must, and the results will be extremely beneficial.
“Since the beginning of our discussions with the St-Jérôme Police Department, we have been greatly impressed by their willingness to help their employees. They have a growing need and we know that the HALEO program will help them reduce their sleep-related problems. The St-Jérôme police quickly understood this need and wanted to put the program in place as quickly as possible. We are more than proud to work alongside such an organization” said Julien Heon, Vice President Growth and Customer Success at HALEO.
“I am very proud that the SPVSJ is innovative in this area, our employees ensure the safety of citizens 24/7. Sleep is essential to the optimal physical and mental preparation of our professionals” commented Danny W. Paterson M.O.M., City’s Assistant General Manager and Chief of the Police Department.