On episode five of “On the Job with PORAC,” Brian invites special guests, Sergeant Chesterman and Officer Sundby with SacPD’s Peer Support Unit to discuss their role in the unit and the importance of officer wellness. With the growing pressure and exposure law enforcement faces on a daily basis, a peer support officer is becoming a more vital part of a department.
They are who support an officer – ON and OFF duty. A peer support officer’s main concern is the health and well-being of the officer and their family when facing issues ranging from officer involved shootings and traumatic calls to divorce and suicide. It is a new era for law enforcement and it is critical that we raise awareness of the challenges that come with devoting your life to protecting and serving your communities.