PEER SUPPORT

Bank the Blue’s Peer Support program provides police officers with access to individualized, recovery-focused support from a trained and certified peer support team. All members of the Bank the Blue peer support team are active or retired law enforcement officers who have been trained and certified to provide emotional and tangible support in times of crisis. For a police officer experiencing personal and work-related stress, the support gained from a fellow officer with shared experiential knowledge has been proven to be deeply valuable and effective. These relationships are non-hierarchical, reciprocal, and strictly confidential. They complement and enhance other mental health treatments by offering the emotional, social and practical assistance necessary for managing challenges and stress. Police peer support creates a connection between the officer in crisis and their colleagues – this connection is what leads to healing. Peer support has been shown to have psychological and physical health benefits for both the receiver and the provider. All candidates for the Bank The Blue peer support team will be vetted by a certified clinician. 

PEER SUPPORT TEAM MEMBERS MUST BE TRAINED AND CERTIFIED AS  NATIONAL CERTIFIED PEER SPECIALISTS (NCPS)