West Valley City Police Department employees often face situations which may result in unusually strong emotional reactions, possibly interfering with their ability to cope during or after the incident. This reaction impairs the ability to adjust and may negatively impact their work environment. These strong emotional reactions may occur during a single incident or with long term exposure to multiple incidents.
The WVCPD Peer Support Team has been developed to provide assistance and appropriate resources to employees when personal or professional problems negatively affect their work performance or their personal life. Support is also available for family members.
The focus of this service is to minimize the harmful effects of job stress, particularly in crisis or emergency situations. As such, the highest priorities for the team are to maintain confidentiality, advocate for the affected individual and their families, and to respect the feelings of the individuals involved.
Peer Support Team members are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can contact team members by phone, in person, or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. A full list of team members can be found on the H: Drive under Peer Support.
Officers may contact the Peer Support Team to receive assistance for themselves, or to refer another officer who may need assistance.