March 16, 2020
1488 South Seguin Ave.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Peer Support & Mentoring in Law Enforcement - Day 1 of 2
Monday, March 16, 2020
The first line of defense against employee failure is the recognition of the first stages of peer crisis and by providing early intervention. Even better is to provide support from the first day of hire throughout employee development. Peer support responds to critical incidents and employee personal or professional crisis to ensure long term support for employees and their families through a formal cooperative design. In 2010 the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department established a formal Peer Support and Mentoring Program that has become the model for law enforcement employer and employee resiliency and wellness response. In 2015, they received the prestigious DOJ/BJA/NLEOMF Destination Zero VALOR Award for Officer Wellness. In April 2016, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch stated “the Indianapolis Police Wellness Program should be a model for law enforcement wellness across the United States.”