An effective peer support team is an incredible asset to any public safety agency. After all, who better to relate to the stress and trauma of the job than trusted colleagues who have experience similar circumstances? But getting started can be daunting.

In this tip sheet, you'll learn best practices from Cordico's team of experts. Topics covered include: 

  • Seeking outside advice and support
  • Legal considerations
  • Establishing committees and guidelines
  • Budgeting, as well as continuing education and training 
  • Selecting the best possible team

In many respects, creating a peer support team is more of an art than a science. But by following these general guidelines, with the best interests of your personnel firmly in mind, you will soon be on the right track. 

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