Mark Wachter joined the NYPD in 1996 and is currently the Commanding Officer of the Health and Wellness Section. This unit is responsible for the overall wellness of all 55,000 uniform and civilian members of the service. They provide a variety of wellness programs and a full-time Employee Assistance Unit to reduce the number of suicides in law enforcement. This unit realizes the valuable contribution our veterans make and have partnered with Operation Warrior Shield to offer new programs and outreach to our veterans in the department. Joining this effort is Sgt. Wilem Wong who is an advocate and supporter of veterans wellness programs.