TYLER, TX - Today in the Tyler City
Council meeting, the Tyler Police Department was recognized as a Platinum Level
Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association's "My Heart. My Life."
This program is intended to
be a catalyst for positive change in the workplace across America and
recognizes worksites for making the health and wellness of their employees a
The Tyler Police Department
is the first police department in the United States to receive the Platinum
Award, the American Heart Association's pinnacle of corporate wellness," said
Brandi Banda, American Heart Association corporate market director.
The Police Department has
demonstrated that employees are offered physical activity support and that a
culture of wellness is promoted. The department has increased the number of
healthy eating options available at the worksite along with a state of the art
work out facility.
"Detective John Ragland has
been instrumental in helping the Police Department adopt the spirit of this
initiative and in trying to improve the health and wellness of our employees,"
said Police Chief Gary Swindle.