Wendy Hummell is a seasoned law enforcement officer with nearly 25 years of experience. She retired at the rank of Detective from the Wichita, Kansas Police Department, where she spent the majority of her career working Persons Crimes Investigations.
Her areas of expertise are officer wellness, peer support, and resilience. She currently works as the Wellness Coordinator for the Sedgwick County, Kansas Sheriff’s Office, where she has helped implement a holistic wellness program.
After realizing that years of exposure to secondary trauma, chronic stress, and disrupted sleep had wreaked havoc on her nervous system, Hummell discovered tools to help her recover. Now, she uses her own experience to offer first responders the resources they need to survive a career on the front lines and thrive well into retirement.
Wendy is a passionate teacher who provides training on topics like mindfulness, yoga, resilience, relationship-building, exercise, sleep, and nutrition—all designed to enhance well-being and job performance.
She holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice, she’s a certified yoga instructor, and a Yoga for First Responders (YFFR) Ambassador.
Wendy has also published several articles in Police1 on the topics of trauma, wellness, and female resilience. She’s the host of the Guns and Yoga Podcast, where she discusses first responder wellness, and she is a certified resilience health coach.