Peer support helps Santa Ana Police Department employees through hard times


A peer support volunteer can be a confidant, an empathetic ally, a resource, or simply a sounding board. Whatever role they take on, peer support volunteers at the Santa Ana Police Department are there to provide emotional support for any member of the department, sworn or professional, at any time and for any reason. An officer-involved shooting. A forensic specialist responding to the scene of a horrific crime or accident. A dispatcher on the line with a suicidal caller. A call involving the death of a child. Any of these scenarios comes with an emotional price. The California Peer Support…

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