Hotlines for Help
National Suicide and Crisis: 988
Adams and Broomfield County Summer Lifeline: 303.835.5433
Peer Support is for employees and families in an effort to support through times of professional and work-related stress, as well as during and following critical incidents. The Peer Support Team provides support to those who experience stresses generated by the role of law enforcement in today's society.
What is the purpose of a Peer Support Program?
- To provide confidential services to personnel seeking help from a peer versus a mental health professional or EAP.
- To assist employees facing challenges including depression, stress, and anxiety.
- To provide employees with another avenue (cop-to-cop support) that could relate to similar issues.
- The program shall promote trust, allow anonymity, and preserve confidentiality for all members utilizing the program.
- Provides a more immediate tool to assist employees and their families
- An effective peer support program will overlap other mental health assistance, such as Critical incident stress management (CISM), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), or a department physiologist.
- Meetings conducted separately from organized agency debriefing. Peer support provides support for individual officers, not to discuss procedures or action.
- Peer Support
Mental Health Provider List for Responders
The Responding to Your Relationships Workshop
The Responder Strong Wellness Tool
Law Enforcement Family Resources
Peer Support Presentation Companion Guide
Sample Policy for Small Agencies
Sample Policy for Mid-Large Agencies
Sample Policy for Sheriff's Office
Video: Lead the Conversation - First Responders
Video: Lead the Conversation - Responder Families
- COPS Office Wellness Publications
New! Family Matters: Executive Guide for developing Family-Friendly Law Enforcement Policies, Procedures, and Culture
Surviving the Storm: Mental Wellness after a critical incident
New! Planning a Perfect meal: How to create the Perfect Meal
- Suicide Prevention