View On Demand (Recorded April 15, 2020)
Peer support programs have gained considerable traction in law enforcement, but in many agencies, their success is limited. Leaders often feel peer support is too expensive or resource-intensive to implement. And officers often distrust such programs, unsure of what they can and can’t say in conversations with peer support team members and whether it will impact their career.
As law enforcement increasingly confronts the emotional and mental impact of the job, it is critical that agencies of all sizes understand how to implement successful peer support programs—and that it can be done even with resource restrictions.
Join Chief Ken Wallentine and Barry Toone for a practical discussion of the benefits of peer support, legal issues related to confidentiality and privilege, and the intersection of peer support and clinical resources.
Chief Ken Wallentine