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Officer Wellness

Chase Stanley, Founder of Chasing Zero

“When I started Chasing ZERO 3 years ago after leaving Brattleboro PD I hoped to find the sort of organization like I have in Guardian Revival. Each year Chasing ZERO selects a nonprofit that deals with decreasing the number of Veteran and First Responder suicides. We have been able to raise and donate 100% of over $40,000 to various nonprofits including the Gary Sinise Foundation, Shields and Stripes, The Frontlines Foundation (Bellows Falls), and Josh's House (Colchester).

This year I have partnered with Guardian Revival ( out of Beacon, NY. Guardian Revival has done an excellent job of developing and implementing various types of services for Veterans and First Responders to cope with stress. Some of these programs include;

Another Summit- an outdoor focused program that allows participants to experience various types of outdoor adventures with categories that fit any capability from short nature walks to week long outings. All equipment, meals and lodging are free to participants.

Boots and Paws- pairs candidates with companion dogs. Applicants are vetted and interviewed to ensure a safe environment for the animal and that it would be a good fit for both human and animal. Each animal comes with other benefits such as food, training, and education.

Encore- gives participants the ability to learn and advance their musical abilities.

24/7 service line- Provides Veterans and First Responders a 24/7 call line. This line is available for anyone who wants someone to answer the phone. This does not have to be a crisis line, more of a guaranteed person to be there if you need someone to speak with.

In February of this year, I was able to attend a 3-day horseshoeing trip in the White Mountains and it exceeded my expectations. Guardian Revival fully funded this trip that consisted of 11 Veterans and First Responders from all over. I truly believe if I had utilized services like this during my career, I would have handled my stress better and would most likely still be doing the job I took great pride in.

Thanks again for helping me spread the word and hopefully we can help create opportunities for healthier Vermont Law Enforcement Officers. If anyone has questions or would like more information about Chasing ZERO or Guardian Revival, please feel free to pass on my information.”

Chase Stanley (96th Basic Academy Class, VPA – United States Army Veteran)