Brian NanavatyCaptain, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, IN
Captain Brian Nanavaty (ret.) spent 33 years with the Indianapolis Metro PD (IMPD), retiring in 2017 as Professional Performance Manager for the Office of Police Officer Development and Wellness where his innovative officer and agency wellness and development program created a culture of health at IMPD and resulted in a reduction of officer failures and disciplinary referrals by 40%. During his career Nanavaty has also instructed thousands of officers, agency executives, union officials, insurance providers and clinicians for the DOJ and at IACP, FBI, ILEETA, IADLEST, NOBLE, FOP and EAPA conferences in addition to being featured on Police One.com and in Law and Order magazine and the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin.
In 2015, Nanavaty and IMPD received the NLEOMF Destination Zero Valor Award for officer and agency wellness and in 2016, in addition to appearing in front of the US Congress, Nanavaty was a finalist for the International Association of Chiefs of Police Officer of the Year. In 2016, the White House sent US Attorney General Loretta Lynch to Indianapolis as part of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing where Lynch stated: “Captain Nanavaty’s officer and agency wellness program at IMPD should be the model for law enforcement across the US.” In 2016 Nanavaty applied for and was awarded a prestigious DOJ/Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)/Community Oriented Policing (COPS) microgrant for Officer Safety and Wellness initiatives.