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.

3rd Annual Virtual Gala

Operation Warrior Shield

“Healing Their Hidden Wounds’

Virtual Gala

October 22, 2020 @ 7:00PM

Renewal Summit Interview

Cheryl Benton interviews CMSgt (ret) Ed Schloeman about Operation Warrior Shield.

2019 Spring/Summer Newsletter

Read our 2019 Spring/Summer Newsletter to learn about what we have been up to and what else is in store for the summer!

2019 Spring/Summer Newsletter


April 2019 Gala

Operation Warrior Shield joins The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

We are excited to announce that OWS joined The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.

Supporting Our Heroes

Our Supporting Our Heroes event on Tuesday, July 24 at The DL was a great success. Thank you to everyone, who came out to plant the flag against the epidemic of suicide.