Course Description

Planning for retirement should begin on the first day of your career but unfortunately most public safety employees wait until they are ready to retire to get serious about how they plan to spend their “golden years.” Surveys show most public safety employees stress finances and any long-term retirement planning, although they want to understand how to prepare for a stress- free retirement.

Retirement Planning for Public Safety is a two -hour webinar presented by the Dolan Consulting Group and instructed by Captain Brian Nanavaty (ret) who created the award- winning Indianapolis Metro PD Development and Wellness office credited with being the inspiration for the 2019 Law enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act. Additionally, Nanavaty served as IMPD Finance, Payroll, and Pensions Director and spent over a decade as a Fiduciary for the $60 million IMPD 457 Deferred Compensation Plan.

During this presentation Captain Nanavaty will discuss planning for retirement using his Three-Sided Triangle Approach© of Financial, Physical and Emotional/Mental Health awareness and other pertinent topics designed to reduce the stress of retirement planning for your employees and families.

One of the best gifts an agency could give to employees; from recruit to veteran, is the gift of knowledge that will last a lifetime. Whether the agency offers the two-hour live webinar or the recorded version, the information will provide a foundation for planning a healthy retirement, in addition to reducing stress for the employee. As with most of Captain Nanavaty’s trainings, the Dolan Consulting Group encourages and recommends public safety employees to view this webinar with their partners or significant others.

Retirement Planning for Public Safety will cover the following topics:

Financial Health:

  • Debt and The Impact of Financial Stress
  • Family Budgeting and Retirement Budgeting
  • The Role of Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Plans
  • Investments and Social Security

Physical Health:

  • Physical Exercise, Diet-Nutrition and Sleep
  • Homeostasis and the Immune System
  • Health Insurance, Retiree-Health and Medicare
  • Physical Health as You Age

Mental/Emotional Health:

  • Dysfunction and Coping with Crisis
  • The Impact of Anxiety, Stress and Distress
  • Understanding Career Damage: Control and Anger
  • Individual and Family Mental/Emotional Fitness  


  • The Myth of the Pension Safety Net
  • The Cost of Waiting Too Long to Plan for Retirement
  • After the Webinar-Additional Financial and Retirement Tools and Resources
  • Retirement Checklist

NOTE: This webinar is for educational and informational purposes only and should not replace qualified professional financial or investment counseling.


| Capt. Brian Nanavaty (Ret.)

Captain Brian Nanavaty retired in 2017 after 33 years with the Indianapolis Metro Police Department (IMPD) where in 2010 he created the IMPD Office of Professional Development and Wellness (OPDW) and served as Professional Performance Manager. His innovative programs created a culture of health at IMPD and a reduction of officer disciplinary referrals by 40%.

During his career and in retirement Nanavaty continues to instruct officers, executives, union officials, insurance providers and clinicians in the areas of personal and career survival for the Department of Justice (DOJ), the FBI, Safe Call Now, the Dolan Consulting Group and at major conferences including IACP, ILEETA, IADLEST, NOBLE, FOP and EAPA conferences. Nanavaty was a headline presenter at the 2017 National Crime Summit and has been featured on Police and in Law and Order magazine and the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin.

Nanavaty currently serves on the FBINAA and Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Safety and Wellness Committees where he assisted in the legislation for the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (2018). As part of his committee duties he has also designed a training portal for members and vets treatment and recovery facilities for first responders. Nanavaty additionally serves on the Executive Board of the National Institute for Public Safety Health, is a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management working group for the IACP Policy Center and is a consultant with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) on officer wellness issues.

In 2015, Nanavaty and IMPD received the inaugural Destination Zero Valor Award from the DOJ and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) for his officer and agency wellness programs and in 2016, in addition to appearing in front of the US Congress on the issue of officer wellness, Nanavaty was a finalist for the prestigious International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Officer of the Year award. 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 in Indianapolis should be the model for law enforcement across the US.”

In 2016, Nanavaty and IMPD were awarded the BJA/COPS Microgrant for Officer Safety and Wellness and were represented in the BJA/COPS Officer Safety and Wellness Group and chronicled in the BJA/COPS Improving Law Enforcement Resilience publication October 2016. In 2019, Nanavaty’s groundbreaking work at IMPD was part of the 11 successful agency case studies summarized in the DOJ’s Report to Congress (March 2019).

Captain Nanavaty attended Franklin College (IN), Drew University (NJ), and the University of Virginia. He is a graduate of the 255th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico VA. From 1994-2003 he was Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Indiana and Purdue Universities.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Before You Start

    • Consent Questions

  • 2


    • Retirement Planning for Public Safety Employees | Hour 1

    • Retirement Planning for Public Safety Employees | Hour 2