The Bloomington Police Department is comprised of 160 agency members, with 17 peer support members, serving law enforcement officers, corrections, firefighters, paramedics, dispatchers, and department support staff. Their Peer Support program originated in 2020. Members are trained through peer support curriculums, including ICISF & Group Crisis Intervention.
Aside from peer support, other wellness programs that the department offers includes EAP, annual mental wellness checks, family programing/resources, and an integrated in-house wellness training for new hires.
The department’s peer support coordinators are available to coordinate assistance to outside agencies for one on one peer support requests, critical incident response, and program development or implementation collaboration.