The Buffalo Grove Police Department is comprised of 65 agency members, with 8 peer support members, serving law enforcement officers and department support staff. Their Peer Support program originated in 2016. Members are trained through peer support curriculums, including Crisis Associates, and peer support members are to complete 8 hours of continuing education annually.
Aside from peer support, other wellness programs that the department offers includes EAP, an in-house chaplain, an in-house clinician, wellness spaces, and on-duty wellness allowances.
The department’s peer support coordinators are available to coordinate assistance to outside agencies for one on one peer support requests and program development or implementation collaboration.