The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of 500 agency members, with 22 peer support members, serving law enforcement officers, corrections, dispatchers, and department support staff. Their Peer Support program originated in 2020. 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, therapy K9s, wellness spaces, and annual mental wellness checks.
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.