Captain Brian Nanavaty (ret.) currently serves as the National Director for First Responder Outreach for Dynamic Life Recovery Centers in Ft. Pierce and Vero Beach, FL. A 33 year law enforcement veteran with the Indianapolis Metro Police Department (IMPD), Nanavaty recently retired as the Professional Performance Manager for the IMPD Office of Police Officer Development and Wellness (OPDW) where his innovative officer and agency wellness and development programs 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 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 IACP, ILEETA, IADLEST, NOBLE, FOP conferences.
Nanavaty has been featured on Police One.com and in Law and Order magazine and in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin and was previously Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Indiana and Purdue Universities. In 2015, Nanavaty and IMPD received the Destination Zero Valor Award from the DOJ and the National Memorial for officer and agency wellness, and in 2016, in addition to appearing in front of the US Congress on the issue of police officer wellness, Nanavaty was a finalist for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 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 in Indianapolis should be the model for law enforcement across the US.”
At Dynamic Life Recovery Centers Captain Nanavaty will be responsible for educating and connecting police, fire and EMS, and their peers and loved ones with addiction and mental health treatment and long-term recovery programs.
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.